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The latest statistics on staff working in Scotland’s colleges have been published today by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
As in last year’s edition, the 2020-21 version of the report includes staff furloughed because of the pandemic, and those who joined the NHS and other health agencies to provide support during the COVID-19 emergency.
Figures included in the report show the sector employed over 10,800 full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff in 2020-21 of which just over half were involved in teaching. The report shows the trend over the last seven years has resulted in an overall increase in FTE staff in the sector. Looking at teaching staff only, there has been a 2.5 percentage point increase in FTE numbers since 2014-15.
Today’s figures also include a breakdown of the proportion of staff from a black and ethnic minority background which has grown slightly since 2019-20.
The report College Staffing Data is now available on the SFC website.