Horticulture at South Lanarkshire College28% of school leavers go into further education

College is the most popular destination for those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds with 38% of school leavers from SIMD20 moving into further education

15% of students have a recorded disability, with the highest proportion reporting multiple disabilities

8,857 students have dyslexia

7,096 students declared mental health conditions at the start of their course

79% of students with a disability are studying on mainstream programmes leading to a recognised qualification

7% of students are from minority ethnic groups

Colleges have been central to the Scottish Government’s commitment to expand childcare places, with 2,284 students on HNC childcare courses

46,095 students are studying health and social care courses (16% at higher education level)

29% of all learning activity took place in health and care related subjects