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Offenders: Literacy

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN HL4025, tabled on 30 November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many literacy courses were enrolled on by offenders assessed as having a literacy need in each year since 2010.

Answered on

9 December 2015

The number of offender learners participating in English courses for all academic years where data are available is shown in Table 1. A separate breakdown identifying learners who participated on an English course after being assessed as having a literacy need is not available.


Table 1: Offender Learner Participation in English (2010/11 and 2013/14)

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

23,980

25,220

22,620

26,080

Notes

1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.


Mandatory English and maths assessments for newly-received prisoners (except individuals who have been assessed recently, and those who already have maths and English at Level 2) were introduced from academic year 2014/15. The outcomes for the English education assessments in 2014/15 are published online at the FE Data Library (link below) and attached.


https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/473764/feandskills-OLASS-participation-english-and-maths-assessments.xls


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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills