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Vocational Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 225258, tabled on 24 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds are studying for BTEC qualifications at each level in (a) schools, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) and further education colleges.

Answered on

27 February 2015

The number of 16 to 18 year olds entered for one or more BTEC qualifications in the 2012/13 academic year, the latest year of data available, is shown in the table below, by level and institution type. The analysis is based on data collected by the Department from examination awarding organisations.

Entry Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Schools (state-funded, including special schools)

400

2,800

15,300

51,200

Sixth Form Colleges

200

1,100

6,800

28,200

FE Colleges

5,500

28,700

55,600

141,600

Note that where a learner was entered for BTECs at more than one level, the highest level has been shown in the table.

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