Select Committee on Education and Skills Minutes of Evidence


Annex C

Additional Cost Analysis—Lewisham College

1.  ADMISSIONS

1.1  Analysis of Minimum Competence

  It has been assumed that the additional cost amounts to four hours each for six lecturers for each main course group.

Hourly Lecturer's Pay

  Net £18,030 (mid-range of Lecturer Band two) plus London Weighting £2,247 =

  £20,277 plus 20 per cent on-costs of £4,055 =

  £24,332 per annum = hourly rate (40 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.90 per hour

Number of main course groups

  Net of additional qualifications, and counting A, B, etc groups as one course = 436

Additional Cost

  (four hours at £16.90 per x six lecturers) x 436 main courses = £176,815

1.2  Design of Appropriate Assessment Tools

  Assumed additional costs is as above = £176,815

1.3  Assessment of Each Candidate

  It is assumed that the additional cost over standard entry amounts to 15 lecturer hours per group per year.

Hourly Lecturer's Pay

  Net £18,030 (mid-range of Lecturer Band two) plus London Weighting £2,247 =

  £20,277 plus 20 per cent on-costs of £4,055 =

  £24,332 per annum = hourly rate (40 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.90 per hour

Number of groups

  Total number of students enrolled in College (1999-2000) 12,156.

  Assuming 20 students per group = 608

Additional Cost

  (15 lecturer hours at £16.90) x 608 groups = £154,055.

1.4  Guidance and Feedback Support

  It is assumed that the additional cost amounts to five guidance hours per 20 students per year.

Guidance Hours

  Net salary—£23,519, plus London Weighting £2,570 =

  £26,089 plus 20 per cent on-costs £ =

  £31,307 at hourly rate (52 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.72 per hour

  Total number of students enrolled in College (1999-2000) 12,156.

  Assuming 20 students per group = 608.

Additional Cost

  (five guidance hours at £16.72) x 608 groups = £50,823.

2.  INDUCTION

2.1  Adult Returners

  It is assumed that the additional cost amounts to five lecturer hours per full-time and two hours per part-time student.

Hourly Lecturer's Pay

  Net £18,030 (mid-range of Lecturer Band two) plus London Weighting £2,247 =

  £20,277 plus 20 per cent on-costs of £4,055 =

  £24,332 per annum = hourly rate (40 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.90 per hour.

Student Numbers

  Adult returners are defined as students aged 22 and over, net of overseas/students in this age group (considered separately below). There were 3,722 net students in this age group at 1 November 2000.

  Of these, 1,129 are full-time and 2,593 part-time.

Additional Costs

  Full-time—(five x £16.90) x 1,129 = £95,386

  Part-time—(two x £16.90) x 2,593 = £87,630

2.2  Refugees, Asylum Seekers and returning British nationals

  It is assumed that the additional cost amounts to five lecturer hours per full-time and two hours per part-time student.

  Net £18,030 (mid-range of Lecturer Band two) plus London Weighting £2,247 =

  £20,277 plus 20 per cent on-costs of £4,055 =

  £24,332 per annum = hourly rate (40 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.90 per hour

Student Numbers

  These are refugees, asylum seekers and returning British nationals. These are students enrolled in the School of English plus any other students with fee waiver costs indicating they are asylum seeker students. A total of 1,135 at 1 November 2000.

  Of these, 724 are full-time and 409 are part-time (two are attending via other MoA).

Additional cost

  Full-time—(five x £16.90) x 724 = £61,169

  Part-time—(two x £16.90) x 409 = £13,822

2.3  Others

  Students of school leaving age with very poor or nil school attendance in the previous two years. No reliable figures are available.

3.  ADDITIONAL TUTORING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

3.1  Tutoring

  It is assumed that additional costs amount to one lecturer hour per week for each group with 250 GLH.

  Net £18,030 (mid-range of Lecturer Band two) plus London Weighting £2,247 =

  £20,277 plus 20 per cent on-costs of £4,055 =

  £24,332 per annum = hourly rate (40 weeks x 36 hours) =

  £16.90 per hour.

Student Numbers

  There are 4,846 students attending courses of 250 or more GLH.

  Assuming an average of 20 students per group this amounts to 242 groups.

Additional Cost

  (£16.90 for 36 weeks) x 242 groups = £147,394

3.2  Financial Support

  The College's hardship fund = £25,000

4.  LEARNING CENTRE AND GUIDANCE

4.1  Learning Centre

  Total cost of Learning Centre (1998-99) staff—£547,000 plus non-staff £122,000 = total £669,000. Plus 20 per cent for premises costs = £802,800.

  Ben Johnson Hill (BJH) indicates that the College's ration of 0.66 compares to other city colleges' ration of 0.38.

  This suggests an additional cost equal to 42.4 per cent of the total, that is £340,387.

Guidance Staff

  It has been assumed that dealing with the effects of disadvantage accounts for half the time of 5.5 guidance staff.

  Net salary—£23,519 plus London Weighting £2,570 =

  £26,089 plus 20 per cent on-costs £ =

  £31,307 for 5.5 staff =

  £172,189 half of this amounts to an additional cost = £86,094

4.2  Security

  Total cost of College security—staff £236,000 plus non-staff £129,000 = total cost £365,000.

  BJH indicates that the College's ration of 1.3 compares to other city colleges' ration of 0.5.

  This suggests an additional cost equal to 61.5 per cent of the total, which is £224,475.

4.3  Exam Costs

  It is assumed that the entire budget (2000-01) figure for examinations amounts to an additional cost.

  This is £406,000.

Total

  Using the above assumption and calculations the total additional cost is £2,045,866.

Lewisham College

2001


 
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