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Qualifications: Bexley

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults in the London borough of Bexley completed a (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 qualification in the last five years for which figures are available.

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 adults (aged 19+) achieving a Government-funded full level 2 and full level 3 qualification in Bexley local education authority from 2005/06 to 2009/10, the latest years for which final data are available.

Full level 2 and full level 3 achievements by adults (aged 19+) in Bexley local education authority, 2005/06 to 2009/10
Academic Full level 2 achievements Full level 3 achievements
2005/06 430 370
2006/07 700 440
2007/08 1,100 500
2008/09(1) 1,900 700
2009/10(1) 1,960 890
(1) Figures for 2008/09 onwards are not directly comparable to earlier years due to the introduction of demand led funding. More information on demand-led funding is available at: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/datadictionary/businessdefinitions/Demand+Led+Funding.htm Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Age is based on age at the start of the academic year. 3. Geographic information is based upon the home postcode of the learner. 4. These data include Learner Responsive, Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning, Adult Safeguarded Learning and University for Industry funding streams. Learner Responsive 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. 5. These data include all Government-funded FE participation and achievement excluding schools and higher education. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Information on Further Education and Skills participation and achievement is published in a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 23 June 2011:

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

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