Further Education

Education and Skills written question – answered on 17th July 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from the London borough of Bexley applied for (a) university, (b) college and (c) other further education places in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills

Information on applicants to undergraduate courses is collected by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The figures cover students who apply to full-time courses via UCAS, but they exclude students who apply to part-time courses and those who apply for full-time courses directly to institutions.

Data on the number of students living in the London borough of Bexley applying to full time undergraduate courses through UCAS are given in the table.

There is no comparable central organisation which processes applications for further education courses; students apply directly to the relevant FE institution.

Applicants from the London borough of Bexley applying through UCAS for full time undergraduate courses at UK institutions
Year of entry Applicants
2003 entry 1,314
2004 entry 1,273

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

In terms of the students from Bexley actually enrolling on courses, the available information covering enrolments at English further education institutions and full-time and part-time undergraduate entrants at UK higher education institutions is given in the table.

Students( 1) from the London borough of Bexley at further and higher education institutions
Type of Institution 2003/04 2004/05
Learners at FE institutions:
General FE and tertiary 4,880 9,170
Sixth form college 30 90
Other college 245 370
External institution 1,495 2,940
Entrants to HE institutions 2,060 2,135
(1) Covers students on both full-time and part-time courses.

Council (LSC) Individualised Learner record (ILR).

HE entrant figures are on a HESA Standard Registration Population basis.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record data and the Learning and Skills Council.

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