§ Mr. Simmonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people achieved(a) a Certificate in Adult Literacy (Entry Level), (b) a Certificate in Adult Literacy (level 1) and (c) a Certificate in Adult Literacy (level 2) in each year since 2000. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
Information on the number of learners achieving Certificates in Adult Literacy through LSC funded FE providers are presented as follows. The Certificate in Adult Literacy, accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, was introduced during the 2001/02 teaching year. Prior to this, not all literacy qualifications were based on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and accredited by national awarding bodies.
Learners achieving literacy qualifications, 2000/01 to 2002/03—
through LSC funded further education providers
Learners achieving (thousand) Qualification/level 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 Certificate in Adult Literacy (QCA accredited) Entry level — 0.2 11.1 level 1 — 0.3 8.1 level 2 — 0.1 3.4 Total 0.6 22.6 Transitional qualifications1 Up to level 2 21.6 21.6 — Overall total 21.6 22.2 22.6 1 Literacy qualifications certificated by national awarding bodies.
Where individual learners progress and achieve qualifications at different levels, they may be counted in more than one of the categories in the table.