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Further and Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places there were in (a) further and (b) higher education institutions in academic year 2008-09. (319177)

[holding answer 26 February 2010]: In 2008/09 academic year (provisional), 4,756,600 learners participated in Learning and Skills Council funded learning (excluding Higher Education and school sixth forms).1

In 2008/09 there were 2,005,845 students enrolled at English Higher Education Institutions (including the Open University).2


1 Individualised Learner Record. Includes participation in further education provision, Apprenticeships, Train to Gain, Adult Safeguarded Learning and University for Industry.

2 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record