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Adult Education: Numeracy

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many adult learners received basic numeracy skills qualifications under the skills for life funding scheme in each of the last five years, broken down by level of qualification. (251995)

[holding answer 27 January 2009]: The following table shows LSC-funded Skills for Life achievements—the number of adult learners (aged 16+) achieving LSC-funded accredited Skills for Life numeracy qualifications in the 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2007/08 academic years. Information on Skills for Life achievements is not available prior to 2004/05.

LSC-funded accredited Skills for Life numeracy achievements, 2004/05 to 2007/06

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/081

Total numeracy achievements

243,500

326,400

359,500

386,800

Of which:

entry level

22,700

28,900

36,000

42,000

Of which:

Level 1

118,900

167,100

181,400

190,600

Of which:

Level 2

111,600

145,000

159,100

171,200

1 Provisional

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100, and may not sum to the total.

2. These figures include learners at Further Education Colleges (including learndirect), Work Based Learning (including apprenticeships, Train to Gain and entry to Employment) and Adult Safeguarded learning.