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Further Education: Overseas Students

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 2nd April 2009.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU nationals who completed further education courses in England in the last five years.

Photo of Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

The table shows the number of learners whose country of domicile is any one of the countries who are currently not members of the European Union (EU), achieving at least one qualification aim.

Number of non-EU learners achieving at least one qualification aim, 2003/04 to 2007/08
Academic year Number of learners achieving
2003/04 38,000
2004/05 32,000
2005/06 28,000
2006/07 25,000
2007/08 25,000
Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand.

2. Numbers include FE and Ufl data only.

3. Data include both LSC funded and non-funded learners.

4. Non-EU learners are learners whose country of domicile is any of the countries who are not currently members of the European Union (EU).

5. This information is based on country of domicile—institutions are advised that the country of domicile should be treated as a self-assessment field and reflect the country where the learner was ordinarily resident for the three years preceding the start of their programme.

Source:

Individualised Learner Record (ILR)

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