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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19909: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many students there were in each West College Scotland campus in each year since 2011.

Answered by: Richard Lochhead 27 November 2018

The number of enrolments in each West College Scotland (WCS) campus is as follows.

Enrolments at West College Scotland, 2010-11 – 2016-17

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Clydebank

(previously Clydebank College)

9,661

8,213

8,355

7,619

6,095

6,834

6,635

Greenock

(previously James Watt College)

15,504

14,113

13,181

11,258

5,193

4,402

4,499

Paisley
‎ (previously Reid Kerr College)

16,171

14,829

12,248

12,695

17,748

15,564

14,836

Total enrolments

41,336

37,155

33,784

31,572

29,036

26,829

25,970

Source: Scottish Funding Council

NOTES:

1) Total enrolments include those with unknown campus.

2) West College Scotland is the regional college for West Scotland, and was formed from a merger of Clydebank College, James Watt College and Reid Kerr College in 2013.

3) Prior to the merger, James Watt College had additional campuses in Largs and Kilwinning. These were transferred to the new Ayrshire College during the merger and as such care should be taken when comparing across the time series.

4) Since the merger in 2013-14, most distance learning students at WCS have been allocated at the Paisley campus. This accounts for some of the changes in numbers at WCS campuses in that year.