FE data library

Data and information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement from across the further education sector.

From November 2020, the Department for Education has published the further education and skills, and apprenticeships and traineeships publications on a new statistics site, Explore education statistics (EES).

Latest data and additional breakdowns are now available within the publications on EES, along with historic data going back up to 6 years. Breakdowns of data published prior to those found on EES can be found below. If you need help finding a specific dataset published prior to November 2020, please use the table finder tool to search for different breakdowns.

The further education (FE) data library offers data and information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement published prior to November 2020. The tables and reports included in the FE data library also cover areas of interest not represented in the main statistics publication.

These tables are a further cascade of the further education and skills statistics collection.

Please refer to the main collection for further education publications such as:

  • further education and skills releases
  • apprenticeship and traineeship releases

If you have feedback or questions on any aspect of this data library, please contact the further education statistical dissemination team:

FE data library: older data

FE and skills data for previous academic years in discontinued formats.

Published 5 March 2014
Last updated 20 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to inform users of the new location of further education and apprenticeships data on Explore Education Statistics.

  2. Moved "Experimental apprenticeships data visualisations" link to 'FE data library: current data' section.

  3. Moved the 'Community learning' and 'English and maths' collections to the Current data section.

  4. Moved the 'education and training' data set to FE data library: current data.

  5. Deleted data sets and created a new document group to restructure the order of the statistical data sets.

  6. Updated contact details, removed an outdated note on the review of FE statistical releases, and updated the description of our publications to ‘statistics publications'.

  7. Updated 'Experimental apprenticeships data visualisations' with 2 new visualisations 'Apprenticeships starts dashboard by level and age: academic year 2010 to 2011 to academic year 2015 to 2016' and 'Apprenticeship starts by parliamentary constituency and sector subject area: academic year 2015 to 2016'.

  8. Experimental interactive apprenticeship data visualisations added

  9. Added a note on a review to develop the statistical release and its data cascade.

  10. New page titled FE data library vocational qualifications archive added to collection on 24 March 2016.

  11. New page - FE data library: apprenticeship vacancies - added to collection 7 November 2014.

  12. Amendment of attachments

  13. New document FE data library: vocational qualifications uploaded

  14. First published.