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Further Education: Manpower

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average staff to student ratio is in (a) York College and (b) further education colleges in England. (312888)

Information on staff to student ratios is not collected centrally.

Information on the number of staff contracts is published in a report by Lifelong Learning UK, ‘Further Education Workforce Data for England’:

http://www.lluk.org/sir-17-data-collection-fe-sector.htm

Annex 2 gives information on the number of contracts for further education colleges in 2007-08.

Information on the number of learners participating in further education is published in a quarterly statistical first release:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/sfrdec09