he variety of UK-based youngsters in clearing nonetheless searching for greater training programs stays at a report excessive, 5 days on from A-level outcomes being printed.
A complete of 43,590 18-year-olds residing within the UK have been marked as “free to be positioned in clearing” on the Ucas web site on Tuesday.
This 12 months’s determine is the best since at the very least 2013, and compares with 31,790 in clearing on the similar level final 12 months.
The variety of college students accepted on to UK diploma programs fell this 12 months, preliminary information from Ucas confirmed on Thursday when A-level outcomes have been printed, however was nonetheless the second highest on report.
Ucas chief government, Clare Marchant, has beforehand mentioned the expansion within the variety of 18-year-olds within the inhabitants is one thing that’s prone to create “a extra aggressive surroundings for college kids within the years to come back”.