Children: Training:Written question - 9399

Q
Asked by David Simpson
(Upper Bann)
Asked on: 07 September 2017
Department for Education
Children: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many under 18-year olds enrolled on computer or IT-based (a) training and (b) degree courses in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Joseph Johnson
Answered on: 15 September 2017

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes statistics on enrolments at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The numbers of enrolments on higher education courses in computer science subjects by age since the academic year 2011/12 have been provided in table 1.

Statistics on participation in apprenticeships for the Information and Communication Technology sector subject area of learners aged under 19 since the academic year 2011/12 have been provided in table 2.

Table 1: Full-person Equivalent Computer Science Enrolments broken down by age

UK Higher Education Institutions

Academic Years 2011/12 to 2015/16

Age1

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Under 18 years old

675

585

665

715

705

18

9,285

8,540

9,720

10,605

11,295

19

12,920

12,565

12,970

14,335

15,140

20

13,765

13,810

14,025

14,410

15,480

21 to 24 years old

28,955

27,925

28,275

27,760

28,385

Over 24 years old

30,055

26,080

25,915

25,410

25,245

Unknown

5

5

5

5

5

Total

95,670

89,505

91,575

93,240

96,250

Source: DfE analysis of HESA student record 2011/12-2015/16

Notes:

* Figures are given in terms of Full-Person Equivalents. Where a student is studying more than one subject, they are apportioned between subjects that make up their course.

* Figures are enrolments across all years of study.

* Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

1 Student age is as at 31 August in the reporting period.

Table 2: Apprenticeship Participation in Information and Communication Technology, Learners Aged Under 19

English Apprenticeship Providers

Academic Years 2011/12 to 2015/16

Age1

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Under 19 years old

11,000

9,320

9,350

10,600

11,800

Source: DfE analysis of Individualised Learner Record 2011/12-2015/16

Notes:

* A learner is participating in an academic year if their learning aim is active at any point during the relevant period.

* Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

1 Learner age is as at 31 August in the reporting period.

Learners may take training in computer science subjects as part of other qualifications. Table 2 does not show learners participating on these types of courses.

Participation in apprenticeships in other UK administrations should be requested from the respective governments.

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