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23% of school leavers go into further education

College is the most popular destination for those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds with 34% of school leavers from SIMD20 moving into further education

49% of school leavers from S4 went to college

16% of students have a recorded disability, with the highest proportion reporting multiple disabilities

8,431 students have dyslexia

83% of students with a disability are studying on mainstream programmes leading to a recognised qualification

8% of students are from minority ethnic groups

Colleges have been central to the Scottish Government’s commitment to expand childcare places, with
1,934 students on HNC childcare courses
46,901 students studying health and social care courses, 16% at HE level

29% of all learning activity took place in health and care related subjects

10,940 students with caring responsibilities enrolled in college courses

57% were aged 25 or over

Care-experienced students make up 10% of enrolments to full-time FE and 4% to full-time HE

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