Date lodged: 10 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to its letter to the Scottish Funding Council of 4 April 2018, whether it will set out the adjustments that it has made to its expectations for the provision of early learning and childcare courses to account for withdrawal rates.
Answered by: Maree Todd 8 May 2018
The additional course numbers for early learning and childcare courses in 2018-19 are based on an estimated 20% withdrawal rate. This rate was set in collaboration with the Scottish Funding Council and is based on analysis of data on course enrolment and partial and full completion rates. This allowance has been factored into Scottish Funding Council guidance issued to local institutions for 2018-19.