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The Scottish Funding Council has published its latest report on staffing in Scotland’s college sector.

Covering the academic year 2021-22, today’s figures show the number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff in Scotland’s colleges grew to over 11,000. This represented an increase of 2.6% since 2014-15. Within the total FTE figure, just over half (50.8%) were teaching staff. According to the report, FTEs for teaching staff grew at a faster rate than those for non-teaching staff in the eight years before 2021-22.

The headcount figure (based on the number of college staff employed rather than on contracted hours) also increased and was 14,320. Female staff made up 61% of the total headcount, with people declaring a disability accounting for 7.5 %, and the proportion of black and minority ethnic staff standing at 2.6%.

The proportion of females in senior positions grew by 1.2 percentage points to 54.5%.

Full details are now available at College Staffing Data 2021-22.