English Language: Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th April 2011.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) how much funding his Department has provided for English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Ealing, Southall constituency in each of the last five years;

(2) how many individuals living in Ealing, Southall constituency have received financial support from Government to complete an English for Speakers of Other Languages course in each of the last five years;

(3) how many individuals under the age of 26 years living in Ealing, Southall constituency enrolled on an English for Speakers of Other Languages course in each of the last five years;

(4) how many women living in Ealing, Southall constituency enrolled on an English for Speakers of Other Languages course in each of the last five years

(5) how many individuals living in Ealing, Southall constituency were enrolled on an English for Speakers of Other Languages course in each of the last five years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following table shows the number of Government-funded learners in Ealing Southall constituency participating on an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course by age and gender from 2005/06, the earliest year for which we have comparable data, to 2009/10, the latest year for which full-year data are available.

The number of learners participating on ESOL courses in Ealing Southall constituency by age and gender, 2005/06 to 2009/10
Age Female Male Total ESOL participation
2005/06 Under 26 280 190 470
26+ 710 310 1,020
Total 980 500 1,490
2006/07 Under 26 270 230 490
26+ 920 420 1,340
Total 1,190 640 1,830
2007/08 Under 26 280 210 490
26+ 950 390 1,340
Total 1,240 590 1,830
2008/09 Under 26 230 140 370
26+ 1,060 360 1,410
Total 1,280 500 1,780
2009/10 Under 26 190 140 320
26+ 1,030 370 1,400
Total 1,220 510 1,730
Notes:

1. These data cover participation in Learner Responsive, Apprenticeships, Train to Gain, Adult Safeguarded Learning and University for Industry provision. Further Education/Learner Responsive provision includes General Further Education Colleges including Tertiary, Sixth Form Colleges - Agricultural and Horticultural Colleges and Art and Design Colleges, Specialist Colleges and External Institutions.

2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Figures for 2008/09 onwards are not directly comparable to earlier years as the introduction of demand-led funding has changed how data are collected and how funded learners are defined. More information on demand-led funding is available at:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/datadictionary/businessdefinitions/Demand+Led+Funding.htm

4. Age is based on age at the start of the academic year.

5. Geography is based on learners' home postcode.

Source:

Individualised Learner Record

Information on participation on ESOL courses is published in a quarterly statistical first release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 31 March:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_current

Information on historical ESOL funding at the local geography level is not available. However, the Skills Funding Agency publish information on adult (19 years+) allocations made to individual colleges, providers and employers for each academic year available at the following link:

http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/providers/programmes/

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