HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c40W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of schools in Wales have applied to run Business and Technical Education Council courses; and what proportion these are of the total numbers of schools eligible.

Sir Wyn Roberts

To date the number of schools by local education authority who have submitted letters of intent to the Business and Technical Education Council indicating that they will apply to run Business and Technical Education Council first awards from September 1992 are as follows:

Clwyd 4
Dyfed 12
Gwent 11
Gwynedd 2
Mid Glamorgan 8
Powys 2
South Glamorgan 11
West Glamorgan 4

All schools who make provision for pupils over 16 fulfil the criteria laid down by BTEC are eligible to run BTEC courses. Information on the number of schools meeting BTEC criteria is not held centrally.

Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will list those schools which have been approved by BTEC to run courses in(a) Mid-Glamorgan and (b) Wales.

Sir Wyn Roberts

Those schools in Mid-Glamorgan which have been approved to operate BTEC first awards from September 1991 are as follows:

  • Blaengwawr
  • Porthcawl Comprehensive
  • Ynysawdre

In addition, the following schools in Wales have also been approved to run BTEC firsts from September 1991:

  • Bishop Vaughan West Glamorgan
  • Caerleon Gwent
  • Cantonian High South Glamorgan
  • Fitzalan South Glamorgan
  • Glan Ely South Glamorgan
  • Maesydderwen Powys
  • Monmouth Gwent
  • Mynyddbach West Glamorgan
  • Newport Dyffryn Gwent
  • Olchfa West Glamorgan
  • St. David's RC South Glamorgan
  • St. Joseph's Newport Gwent
  • St. Teilo's CW South Glamorgan
  • Ysgol Maes Garmon Clwyd