Select Committee on Education and Skills Minutes of Evidence


ANNEX 1

Preliminary Survey of ICT Learning Centres in wake of abandonment of ILA Scheme, January 2002

  In the aftermath of the government's sudden withdrawal of the Individual Learning Account scheme, reputable training providers have found their industry devastated.

  The Association of Computer Trainers (ACT) has conducted a preliminary survey of 250 training centres* throughout the UK. The survey exposes the dire situation that the industry is now in.

KEY SURVEY RESULTS**

    —  Year on year bookings are down approximately 70 per cent

    —  19 per cent of respondents believe that they will have to make redundancies and/or may face closure in the next month

    —  48 per cent of respondents believe that they will have to make redundancies and/or may face closure in the next 3 months

    —  74 per cent of respondents believe that they will have to make redundancies and/or may face closure in the next 6 months

  (*ACT members and non members)

  (**Figures are approximations)


 
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