Adult Education: Blackpool

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency completed a course at an adult education college 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

Table 1 shows Government-funded further education and skills learner achievements in general further education colleges in Blackpool North and Cleveleys parliamentary constituency by age, for academic years 2006/07 to 2010/11, the latest full years for which final data are available.

Table 1: General further education colleges learner achievement by geography and age, 2006/07 to 2010/11
  Age 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency Under 19 780 890 970 960 1,060
  19+ 1,560 1,310 1,840 1,870 1,710
  Total 2,340 2,200 2,800 2,830 2,770
             
England Under 19 457,610 489,320 521,120 546,780 558,360
  19+ 1,089,100 1,060,260 1,221,600 1,187,170 975,860
  Total 1,541,700 1,549,600 1,742,700 1,734,000 1,534,200
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 except for the England totals which are rounded to the nearest 100. 2. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Geographic information is based on boundaries of regions as of May 2010. The England totals include some postcodes which are not known. 3. These data include both young people (under 19) and adults (aged 19+) achieving in apprenticeships, workplace learning, community learning and education and training provision taken at general further education colleges (including tertiary) only. 4. Age is based on age at the start of the academic year. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Information on further education and skills achievement by geography is published in a supplementary table of a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 28 June 2012:

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

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