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Departmental Finance

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his Department of funding (a) Post-graduate Certificate in Education and (b) undergraduate Bachelor of Education courses (i) was in each of the last three years and (ii) will be in 2010-11. (318136)

The figures contained in the following table show the mainstream funding amounts the Training and Development Agency for Schools has paid to teacher training providers for postgraduate and undergraduate courses of initial teacher training (ITT) for academic years 2007/08 to 2009/10. The breakdown of funding between postgraduate and Postgraduate Certificate in Education courses and Bachelor of Education and other undergraduate courses is not available. Figures for 2010/11 are not yet available.

£

ITT funding

Postgraduate

Undergraduate

Total

2007/08

142,547,155

110,404,248

252,951,403

2008/09

148,511,550

111,698,185

260,209,735

2009/10

150,613,580

107,637,420

258,251,000

Notes:

1. The above figures do not take account of funding adjustments (holdback) which have been made subsequently for under- and over recruitment to courses.

2. These figures do not include recruitment premiums, student bursaries and other incentives, capital support or development funding.