HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 cc354-5W
Ms. Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information is collected on the ET2 form which is completed for each employment training trainee by training managers; and if he will give as much information as he has for each region and for Great Britain as a whole showing how many employment training trainees have achieved vocational qualifications; how many have received any form of training bonus: and how much.

Mr. Nicholls

The information which is collected from the ET2 trainee record form is detailed in the following table. Information from the forms on qualifications obtained and numbers receiving training bonuses is still being analysed and its reliability assessed. No information is available about the amount of training bonus paid to trainees.



  • Name and address
  • National Insurance number
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Marital Status
  • Age band
  • Duration of unemployment
  • Whether disabled/health problem
  • Ethnic origin
  • Referral source
  • Eligibility code
  • Literacy and numeracy need
  • Whether trainee referred to Training Manager
  • Date of assessment
  • Training Agent/Training Manager Reference number
  • Date training started
  • Date training expected to end
  • Placed on project in first 4 weeks
  • Date of Training Manager action
  • Training Manager reference number
  • Date training ended
  • Main training occupation classification code
  • Type of training received
  • Whether studied for vocational qualification or credit
  • Whether gained vocational qualification or credit
  • Whether fulfilled agreed action plan
  • Whether received training bonus
  • Leaving code
  • Training Manager reference number

Ms. Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment why there has been a delay in assessing employment training training managers for ATO status; what effect this has had on the original timetable; how many employment training training managers passed stage one; how many have been told to make improvements; how many have failed; and if he will make a statement about the future timetable for carrying out the full assessment of ATO status in employment training.

Mr. Nicholls

Area office staff began the assessment of employment training training managers for ATO status immediately the programme began and they have continued that process.

It was originally hoped the process would be completed within 18 months of the beginning of the programme. It was recognised that training of managers, many of whom were new to training of this type, needed sufficient time to provide the evidence of the high standards of training required to satisfy the stringent criteria leading to the award of approved status. For this reason, the timetable allowed for the approval process is now set at two years from the date of commencement of operation.

At 31 October 1989, 338 training managers had passed stage 1. The monitoring activities for approved status provide for Training Agency staff to work in partnership with all training managers to offer advice about the developments necessary to achieve full status.

No training managers have failed.

The timetable for approved status is set as described.

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