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College Students Qualifications, 28/01/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 28 January 2015 Gordon MacDonald (SNP) asked the Scottish Government  how many college students are achieving qualifications that are recognised and valued by employers.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied, I am pleased to say that 73,704 college students on full-time and substantive part-time courses successfully obtained recognised qualifications in 2013-14, which represents an increase of almost 15 per cent since 2006-07. It is strong evidence that our vision of a college sector that focuses on skills to help people to get jobs is beginning to pay off.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 28 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 28 January 2015