The costs of providing levels 4 and 5 in further education


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Aldaba (Firm)


The Department for Education commissioned Aldaba to do research on the costs of further education. The research examined providers of further education that include science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at levels 4 and 5. Over 50 providers of further education, mostly colleges, were invited to participate in the research for this report. The research looked at: (1) the cost of providing level 4 and 5 technical education; (2) division between different types of cost; and (3) the effects on the providers' ability to offer this training profitably. Based on the research...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Finance; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Cost; Training cost; Cost effectiveness; Further education; College; Institutional characteristic

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2017

Physical description: 40 p.

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Series: DfE research report; no. DFE-RR760

ISBN: 9781781058541

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 131.325

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