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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15522: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many adult carer places have there been on college courses in each year since 1999, also broken down by college.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 19 April 2018

Information on the number of adult carers at Scottish colleges has only been collected since the 2013-14 academic year. At the time of first collection not all colleges were in a position to provide this information.

The following table shows the number of college students who have declared caring responsibilities, 2013-14 to 2016-17.

College Students who have declared caring responsibilities, 2013-14 to 2016-17

College

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Argyll College

-

-

24

-

Ayrshire College

4

20

119

569

Borders College

105

254

110

62

City of Glasgow College

1,644

1,520

1,727

1,879

Dumfries and Galloway College

-

-

-

42

Dundee and Angus College

34

740

835

656

Edinburgh College

-

514

783

959

Fife College

35

101

67

63

Forth Valley College

21

161

212

229

Glasgow Clyde College

269

830

883

906

Glasgow Kelvin College

382

640

203

136

Inverness College

48

148

293

320

Lews Castle College

55

67

90

55

Moray College

35

139

201

224

New College Lanarkshire

25

12

-

3

Newbattle Abbey College

-

1

3

14

North East Scotland College

-

40

99

128

North Highland College

14

38

42

110

Orkney College

18

52

100

113

Perth College

62

162

167

169

SRUC Land Based

-

-

-

24

Shetland College of Further Education

2

10

22

38

South Lanarkshire College

-

2

158

329

West College Scotland

80

539

980

1,413

West Highland College

-

6

11

-

West Lothian College

-

-

36

142

Total

2,833

5,996

7,165

8,583

Source: SFC College Data

    

NOTE: Data collection is still under improvement and numbers should not be compared across years.