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Foundation Degrees

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students enrolled on a foundation degree course in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (311119)

The latest available information from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is provided in the following table.

The numbers of students enrolled on foundation degrees at English higher education institutions (HEIs) and English further education colleges (FECs) are provided for each of the last five years.

Foundation degree enrolments1: English HEIs and FECs academic years 2003/04 to 2007/08

Academic year

Enrolments

2003/04

23,945

2004/05

37,820

2005/06

46,780

2006/07

60,580

2007/082

71,915

1 Covers enrolments of all domiciles to full-time and part-time courses.

2 Figures for 2007/08 are provisional.

Note:

Figures in the table have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

HEFCE report 2008/16