Further Education

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average number of subjects or courses offered by further education colleges was in each of the past five years; and what estimate he has made of the average number of subjects or courses that will be offered by further education colleges in each of the next five years.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

Information on the number of course undertaken by government-funded learners at Further Education providers in each academic year is published in the FE and Skills National Aims Report (link below).

The Department do not produce forecasts for the number of courses expected to be undertaken in a given year.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378266/feandskills-national-aims-report-1314.xls

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