Diversity

Higher Skills Learners - Diversity (2018-19 Year-End)

Impact on Diversity and Inclusion

Gender

Pie chart showing the gender diversity of Higher Education learners

Ethnicity

Pie chart showing the ethnic diversity of Higher Education learners

Learning difficulty or disability

Pie chart showing the percentage of Higher Education learners with learning difficulties or disabilities

Whilst males remain the biggest cohort on higher skills programmes, the percentage of the population who are female has increased from 31% in 16/17 to 38% in 17/18 and now 42% in 18/19. We are pleased to support more female learners to pursue higher technical skills, particularly in areas such as engineering and construction.

Their ethnicity profile shows our higher level learners as a group are more diverse than the local community. 17% of our learners are from minority groups who make up 11.9% of the local population.

We were pleased to support 42 higher level learners with learning difficulties or disabilities in 2018/19. We are happy to report that these learners achieved at a rate comparable to their peers.