§ Mr. Whitehead
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science upon what basis the attendance of part-time students—viz. part-time day, block release, evening-only and short-course students—at polytechnics is converted in order to established the published statistics relating to full-time equivalents—FTEs—at those institutions.
§ Mr. Oakes
For most purposes my Department uses the following factors to convert total student enrolments at polytechnics and at other further education establishments in England and Wales to full-time equivalents.
Advanced courses Non-advanced courses Full-time (including short full-time) 1.00 1.00 Sandwich 0.90 1.00 Day and block release 0.35 0.25 Other part-time day 0.35 0.25 Evening only 0.15 0.10