Success Rates of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programmes: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

The success rates of the ESOL programme in Scotland.


I attach a copy of some of the information you requested in PDF format. The success rate of ESOL programmes in Scottish colleges can be found in the attached document on pages 23 and 24. Alternatively, you can gain access to the document with the following link: College Performance Indicators (

The information provided contains data for both ESOL and Language courses combined. The Scottish Government does not currently hold data on the success rate of ESOL courses alone.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Funding Council’s (SFC) data analytical team at who may be able to help you. The reasons why we don’t have some of the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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FOI 202200312432 - Information Released - Annex A


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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