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Higher Education: Staff

Volume 713: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) full-time, and (b) part-time students are educated in colleges of education. [HL5620]

Table 1 shows the number of Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funded learners educated at a college by mode of attendance, in 2007-08, the latest year for which we have full-year information. These figures do not include privately funded learners who are attending a further education college.

Table 1: LSC-funded Learners educated at a college by Mode of Attendance, 2007-08

2007-08

Further Education

Full-Time Full Year

806,900

Full-Time Part Year

120,000

Part-Time Part Year

1,537,100

Total learners at FE Providers

2,464,100

Work-Based Learning

115,500

Adult Safeguarded Learning

48,200

Train to Gain

208,500

Source: FE, Work-Based Learning and ASL Individualised Learner Records

Notes

1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.

2) Further education provision includes general further education colleges including tertiary, sixth form colleges, special colleges—agricultural and horticultural colleges and art and design colleges, specialist colleges and external institutions.

3) Part-time part year includes part-time distance learning, open learning, e-learning and evening learning.

4) FE students classified for statistical purposes as full-time are defined as those enrolled on programmes of at least 450 guided learning hours per year, or for at least 150 guided learning hours per tri-annual period or more than 16 guided learning hours per week for shorter courses. Full-time students who enrol on a programme of at least 450 guided learning hours per year are classified as full-time full-year. This includes those students who withdraw from the programme during the year and actually attend for less than 450 guided learning hours. Also counted as full-time full-year are students who enrol on programmes of less than 450 guided learning hours but stay longer than expected and actually attend for more than 450 guided learning hours. Full-time students who are not classified as full-time full-year are classified as other full-time. All other students are classified as part-time.

Table 2 shows the number of enrolments to higher education courses at higher education institutions and further education colleges in England in 2007-08.

Table 2: Higher Education Enrolments by Mode of Study English Higher Education Institutions and Further Education Colleges Academic Year 2007-08

Full-time

Part-time

All modes

Total Higher Education Institutions

1,218,820

703,365

1,922,185

of which

Pre 1992 Universities

566,765

359,805

926,565

Post 1992 Universities

562,860

302,725

865,585

HE Colleges

88,285

40,765

129,045

Independent (2)

910

75

985

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Notes: Higher education institution figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five so components may not sum to totals.

1) Covers enrolments of all domiciles to all levels of study.

2) Covers only the University of Buckingham.