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Train to Gain Programme

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many qualifications at each level have been awarded through Train to Gain in each year since the programme's inception. (296255)

Train to Gain achievements for 2005/06 (April to July) to 2008/09, by level, were published in table 7.2 of the Post-16 Education and Skills statistical first release (SFR) on 22 October 2009:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/sfroct09

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many qualifications have been awarded to individuals working for (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large companies through Train to Gain in each year since the programme’s inception. (296256)

The table shows Train to Gain achievements by employer size, in each year since the programme’s inception.

Train to Gain achievements by employer size

Employer size (number of employees)

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-091

1 to 49

400

18,200

72,000

189,100

50 to 249

500

12,100

46,200

111,400

250 to 4,999

500

9,200

31,500

89,800

5,000 or more

1,400

6,000

15,000

41,300

Not defined

3,700

25,700

21,800

40,300

Total

6,500

71,100

186,500

471,900

1 Provisional data.

Notes:

1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest hundred and may not sum to totals due to rounding.

2. Figures for 2008/09 are not comparable with earlier years. In 2008/09 NVQs delivered in the workplace which were previously funded by FE are now funded through Train to Gain.

Source:

WBL ILR