FE target met

January 26, 1996

New figures this week confirm that further education student growth was on target last year (1994/95) to reach Government projections of 6 per cent. Colleges provided courses for 3.2 million students, 61 per cent of which were vocational qualifications other than NVQs and GNVQs. Less than one fifth (18 per cent) were A levels. Three-quarters of students were adults, most of whom studied part-time. The figures were collected by colleges for the first time and are therefore not comparable with previous years.

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