FE Choices: information for providers

FE choices provides comparable information to help learners and employers make informed choices about education and training.

All FE choices data is available on GOV.UK and DATA.GOV.UK with performance indicators held on the National Careers Service website.

FE choices consists of:

  • a set of basic information made available in a clear and consistent format
  • nationally collected and published performance indicator data that measures aspects of performance such as: * success rates * learner and employer satisfaction * learner destinations

Information is provided about:

  • further education colleges and other organisations that receive government funding and offer education and training to people over the age of 16

  • organisations that offer academic and vocational subjects, apprenticeships, and training on and off the job

Technical information about the surveys

Please see the transparency spreadsheet for technical information about the surveys. If you require further detail about the calculation method for the learner satisfaction survey please email to request further details.


  1. FE choices: about the survey

    • Guidance

FE Choices performance indicators

Clear and comparable information to help you as a learner and employer to make informed choices about post-16 further education and training.

FE Choices also helps further education organisations to assess their own performance.

Learner destinations data is available under the final heading, FE Choices performance indicators.

If you have any questions please contact or 0370 2670001.

  1. SFA: national success rates tables 2013 to 2014

    • Statistical data set
  2. FE Choices learner satisfaction survey 2014 to 2015

    • Guidance
  3. FE Choices: performance indicators

    • Statistical data set

Learner satisfaction survey 2016 to 2017

The learner satisfaction survey for 2016 to 2017 runs from 31 October 2016 to 7 April 2017. The survey is an opportunity for existing learners to rate their learning or training.

This year we have one survey for all learners, including community learners and have broadened the questions to capture the benefits learners’ experience.

  1. FE choices: learner satisfaction survey guidance

    • Guidance
  2. FE choices: learner satisfaction survey – sample size calculator

    • Guidance
  3. FE choices: learner satisfaction survey poster

    • Promotional material
  4. FE choices: learner satisfaction data report 2011 to 2012

    • Guidance

Employer satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016

The employer satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016 will start on Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

  1. FE Choices employer satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016

    • Official Statistics
  2. Employer satisfaction survey: provider guidance

    • Guidance
  3. Employer Satisfaction Survey: question guidance

    • Guidance
  4. FE choices: employer satisfaction survey – sample size calculator

    • Guidance
  5. Employer satisfaction survey indicative results: interim reports

    • Guidance