Education & Skills
Education: 26.5% with GCE A level or equivalent - aged 16 to 64 – compared to the UK average of 22.5%.
Educational standards are above that of the Great Britain average for NVQ’s at all levels, with impressive rates throughout the rest of the South West which local companies can draw from.
Dorset is above the national educational standard and trend which makes Dorset an attractive place to invest. The areas surrounding Dorset is well educated by GB standards too, meaning than investors will be able to pull on the Educated labour force from around the fringes of Dorset.
For more information on local education institutions and providers click here.
There is also Dorset Employment & Skills Board, where more information can be found here.
Education Statistics from the ONS
|Qualifications - January 2014 - December 2014|
|Individual Levels||Dorset Level||Dorset (%)||South West (%)||Great Britian (%)|
|NVQ Level 4 and above||162,200||36.3||36.6||36|
|NVQ Level 3 and above||265,200||59.2||59.2||56.7|
|NVQ Level 2 and above||342,600||76.4||76.5||73.3|
|NVQ Level 1 and above||399,800||89.2||89.5||85|