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S5W-10528: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09928 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 19 July 2017, whether it will publish the 2016-17 figures that show how many FTE college places are funded by SDS; how many FTE courses are funded by SDS, and what the value of this funding is.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 1 September 2017

As stated in my answer S5W-09928, the breakdown of FTE is published by the SFC in the College Statistics 2015-2016 publication. SDS focus on starts as this is how they report their data.

SDS statistics and more information about the Employability Fund, including volume and value of contracts, can be accessed from the SDS website:

http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/publications-statistics/statistics/?page=1

http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/for-training-providers/employability-fund/

The Scottish Funding Council will publish SDS Employability Fund Full-time Equivalent (FTE) numbers early next year in its statistical publication College Statistics 2016-17.