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DfE finally publishes ‘interim’ response to Augar Review -posting from FE Week

The Department for Education has finally published its initial response to Philip Augar’s review of Post-18 Education and Funding, almost two years after it was launched.

It is worth noting, however, that this is an “interim” response and the final conclusion will not be set out until the next Comprehensive Spending Review.

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WONKHE The same students at the same providers? Has anything actually changed?

Interesting analysis from David Kernohan Associate Editor at WONKHE. Did the increase in students placed during the 2021 cycle do anything for widening access? David Kernohan keeps it in proportion. So yes in conclusion. Driving up numbers overall will necessarily expand access, but from where we currently sit there is some danger we are creating a kind of binary divide.

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Thanks to Alan Birks who writes the Click newsletter for forwarding this information. A copy of the Click newsletter can be found here

Data produced by the Association of Colleges for 2020/21 reveals that there were 162 FE colleges on OfS register of HE providers, delivering HE courses to 118,000 students. Of these students:

  • 31,000 were under the age of 21
  • 22,000 were aged between 21 and 24
  • 65,000 were aged 25+.

The AoC data also shows that FE colleges deliver:

  • 84% of Higher National Certificates (Level 4)
  • 66% of Higher National Diplomas (Level 5)
  • 67% of Foundation Degrees (Level 5)

AOC Key Further Education Statistics

College Key Facts
Each year, the AOC produce a College Key Facts leaflet, which provides a useful overview of the main facts and figures relating to colleges in England. It contains information on students numbers in education, on apprenticeships and higher education as well as statistics on curriculum and quality, diversity, staff and finance.

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