Mature Students:Written question - 4804

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Asked by Tom Watson
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Asked on: 30 June 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Mature Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) women and (b) men aged 24 and over were enrolled in further education courses at level 3 or above in each academic year since 2010.
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Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 06 July 2015

Table 1 shows the number of learners aged 24+ participating in further education courses at Level 3 or above from 2010/11 to 2013/14.

Table 1: FE and Skills participation at Level 3+ and ages 24+, 2010/11 to 2013/14

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Male

136,200

128,000

139,300

100,900

Female

238,600

247,600

285,100

207,700

Total Learners (24+)

374,900

375,600

424,400

308,600

Notes:
1) The source is the Individualised Learner Record.
2) This tables includes Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning, Community Learning and Education and Training provision (including the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service) taken at General Further Education Colleges (including Tertiary), Sixth Form Colleges, Special Colleges (Agricultural and Horticultural Colleges and Art and Design Colleges), Specialist Colleges and External Institutions.
3) Volumes are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4) Age and gender are based upon self-declaration by the learner.

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