Vocational Education:Written question - 225792

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Asked on: 27 February 2015
Department for Education
Vocational Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2015 to Question 225258, how many 16 to 18 year olds studied for BTEC qualifications at each level in (a) schools, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) further education colleges in each year from 2006-07 to 2011-12.
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Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 04 March 2015

The number of 16 to 18 year olds entered for one or more BTEC qualifications between 2007/08 and 2011/12 is shown in the tables below, by level and institution type. The analysis is based on data collected by the Department from examination awarding organisations. Figures for 2006/07 are not readily available.

Entry Level

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Schools (state-funded, including special schools)

300

300

300

500

600

Sixth Form Colleges

100

100

100

200

200

FE Colleges

2,400

2,700

4,100

7,500

8,000

Level 1

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Schools (state-funded, including special schools)

1,000

900

1,100

1,900

3,100

Sixth Form Colleges

1,100

1,000

1,000

1,100

1,000

FE Colleges

12,900

14,900

19,500

29,100

30,900

Level 2

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Schools (state-funded, including special schools)

13,400

14,700

16,000

17,200

16,900

Sixth Form Colleges

5,500

6,000

6,600

8,900

7,600

FE Colleges

40,200

47,500

54,700

61,300

61,800

Level 3

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Schools (state-funded, including special schools)

8,300

13,300

20,300

31,100

41,700

Sixth Form Colleges

7,400

9,900

12,400

17,100

20,700

FE Colleges

66,500

82,300

95,300

103,700

121,500

Note that where a learner was entered for BTECs at more than one level, the highest level has been shown in the table.

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