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Army Foundation College: Qualifications

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 198354, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Ofqual-accredited qualifications are offered at the Army Foundation College; and how many recruits achieved each type of qualification in the most recent full year for which figures are available.

Answered on

11 December 2018

The Army Foundation College delivers functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and Information Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1 and Level 2, through either City & Guilds or EDEXCEL.

Additionally, dependent upon educational attainment on arrival at the Army Foundation College, some junior soldiers will complete an accredited Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Public Services.

The educational attainment of junior soldiers who graduated in 2018 are shown in the table below. This will include qualifications gained by junior soldiers before attendance at Army Foundation College.

Year

Total

English

Maths

ICT

BTEC

Graduates

L1

L2

L1

L2

L1

L2

L3

2018

1,100

1,090

940

1,030

790

940

760

200

Source: Army Foundation College (Harrogate)

Notes:

These figures are single service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.

Figures have been rounded to 10 to limit disclosure and ensure confidentiality; numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.