Some Interesting Education Statistics
In 2014 41% of working age adults (aged 19-64) in the UK had a qualification at NVQ Level 4 or above or equivalent qualification; 41% in England had a qualification at this level, 36% in Wales and 32% in Northern Ireland. In 2014 45% of working age adults in Scotland had a qualification at SCQF level 7 or better (Table 3.4).
Slightly more females (42%) have an NVQ Level 4 or above in the UK than males (39%).
In 2014 50% of 30-39 year olds had a qualification at NVQ Level 4 or above. This compares with 29% of 19-24 year olds and 35% of 50-64 year olds.
In January 2016, the Apprenticeship and English and Maths landscape looked like this.
|Adult (19+) Further Education and Skills||1,310,200 learners participated in government-funded adult further education in the first quarter of 2015/16.|
|Apprenticeship participation||626,600 funded apprentices participated on an Apprenticeship in the first quarter of 2015/16.|
|Apprenticeship starts||There were 153,100 Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2015/16 academic year.|
|English and maths||533,400 adult learners participated on English and maths courses in the first quarter of 2015/16|
It will be interesting to see how this landscape develops over the next 6 to 18 months