Further Education:Written question - 227447

Q
(Huddersfield)
Asked on: 12 March 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Further Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many further education colleges there were in each of the past five years; and what estimate he has made of how many further education colleges there will be in each of the next five years.
A
Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 18 March 2015

The number of further education colleges (institutions that are incorporated or designated and in receipt of Skills Funding Agency Funding) for the past 5 years are set out below:

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Total Colleges

259

259

247

246

243

243

The reductions since 2010 are due to institutional mergers.

Further mergers planned by colleges for 2015 will reduce the number of colleges to 241.

We make no estimates of numbers of colleges for future years.

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