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Trade Unions: Training

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

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

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

(1) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Equalities for Trade Union Representatives courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(2) how many awards were made to participants in Trade Union Health and Safety Representation courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(3) how many awards were made to participants in Trade Union Representative courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(4) how many awards were made to participants in Trade Unions Today courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(5) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(6) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives (Next Steps) courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(7) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Union Representatives (stage 1) courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(8) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Union Representatives (Stepping Up) courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(9) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Union Learning Representatives courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(10) how many certificates were awarded to participants in Trade Unions Today courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(11) what courses for trade union representatives were funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years;

(12) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in TUC Organising Academy courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(13) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Trade Union Tutor Training courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(14) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Organising and Recruitment for Trade Unions courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(15) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Organising and Recruitment for Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives - Occupational Health and Safety courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(16) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Trade Union Representatives - Contemporary Trade Unionism courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

(17) how many diplomas were awarded to participants in Trade Union Health Representatives - Employment Law courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last five years; which institutions taught these courses; and what the cost was in each year;

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

Since April 2010, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has been responsible for funding post-19 Further Education (FE) and Skills provision delivered through FE colleges and training organisations (the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) had this responsibility from 2001).

Each academic year, FE colleges and training organisations receive a post-19 funding allocation at the programme level (for example budgets for Adult Skills, Adult Safeguarded Learning and/or Offender Learning and Skills). As funding is not allocated at the learning aim level the amount of money spent on TUC learning aims is not recorded centrally by the Skills Funding Agency (or the LSC previously).

I have made data available in the Libraries of the House showing the number of Government-funded FE enrolments for Trade Union representative Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) courses by level, provider name and funding rate. The QCF system was introduced in 2009/10, therefore only data for 2009/10 have been included, this is the latest year for which final enrolment data are available.

Information on FE and skills participation, enrolments and achievements is published in a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 27 October 2011:

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

Information on FE and skills enrolments by aim title for academic years 2005/06 to 2009/10 is available in the National Aims Report:

http://mireportslibrary.thedataservice.org.uk/learners/

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