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Equality in colleges in Scotland: statistical report 2015

ECU's report into the equality challenges facing colleges in Scotland

Equality-in-colleges-in-Scotland-2015-coverThis fourth statistical report for colleges presents an equality-focused analysis of 2013/14 further education statistics (FES) collated by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Data and analysis is provided on age, disability, ethnicity and gender, as well as the intersection of these identities. The report also considers students’ socioeconomic class, based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and presents high-level regional data analysis. This report, alongside information gathered by colleges at local level, will continue to provide an evidence base to assist colleges to identify and tackle equality challenges. It will also assist the sector to further develop and assess progress against appropriate equality outcomes and embed equality in regional outcome agreements with the SFC.

Downloadable data tables 

National data tables All data tables presented in this report are also available to download in Excel format. These provide totals for each table, higher and further education (HE and FE) specific breakdowns for regional data and further disaggregate data on ethnicity. Regional data tables In addition to national figures, this year we have also produced corresponding data tables for multi-college and merger regions. These aim to support regional benchmarking and assist colleges to identify equality challenges at a regional level, particularly where data systems are in the process of being aligned.