To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) funded, (b) off quota and (c) private student places for (i) full-time students and (ii) part-time students there were in (A) 2010-11 and (B) 2011-12; how many such places he expects there to be in each remaining year of the comprehensive spending review period; and if he will make a statement.
Information on the number of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) fundable full-time and part-time students are shown in the following table. The Department does not set targets or limits for the number of off quota or private student places.
|Number of HEFCE fundable students split by mode of attendance|
|Full-time HEFCE fundable||972||1,017|
|Part-time HEFCE fundable||387||372|
|Source: HESES and HEIFES|
The Department sets a limit on the number of students starting full-time undergraduate and PGCE study through the Student Number Control for English Higher Education Institutions. It does not set limits for the stock of full-time and part-time students. 2012/13 data will become available when institutions make their HESES returns to HEFCE in mid-December.