Substantial rise in work-based learning

Figures
published today by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) show increases in the
numbers of people in work-based learning and further education (FE).

The
figures show an increase of 11,000 people studying Modern Apprenticeships, a
20,000 rise in the numbers of FE students under 19 and a 10,000 rise in over-19
FE numbers to 3.23 million.

The
figures also show a shift from NVQ-based learning to Modern Apprenticeships.

A
total of 512,000 trainees participated in work-based learning during 2002-2003.

The
average number in learning was 273,000 – a small increase over last year’s
figure of 271,000.

www.lsc.gov.uk

By Ross Wigham

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