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Statistics: further education and skills

Statistics on participation and learner outcomes in the further education and skills sector, including apprenticeships, reported for January 2014 to present.

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Changes to further education and skills statistics

Throughout 2018 we’ve been making changes to the way these statistics are published, an update on this work is available as part of our ‘Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018’ release.

We plan to introduce new traineeship measures in our further education and skills release due to be published in March 2019. Please see the annex document published alongside Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019 for further details.

Latest releases

The most recent statistics covering apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations, learner participation and achievements in the further education and skills sector.

  1. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019
  2. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2019
  3. Further education and skills: November 2018
  4. Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018
  5. Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics
  6. Further education outcome-based success measures: 2015 to 2016
  7. Further Education for Benefit Claimants, England: 2016 to 2017

Apprenticeships and levy - older data

Earlier releases covering the number of apprenticeship starts and apprenticeship service registrations. These statistics are released monthly.

  1. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019
  2. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018
  3. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018
  4. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018
  6. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018
  7. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018
  8. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018
  9. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018
  10. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018
  11. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018
  12. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2018
  13. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018

Apprenticeships and traineeships - older data

Earlier statistics covering the number of apprenticeships and traineeships in England.

  1. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018
  2. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018

FE and skills - older data

Earlier statistics covering post-16 learner participation and achievements in further education (FE) and skills training.

  1. Further education and skills: March 2018
  2. Further education and skills: November 2017
  3. Further education and skills: October 2017
  4. Further education and skills: July 2017
  5. Further education and skills: March 2017
  6. Further education and skills: January 2017
  7. Further education and skills: November 2016
  8. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016
  9. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2016
  10. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2016
  11. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2016
  12. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2015
  13. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2015
  14. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2015
  15. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2015
  16. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2015
  17. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2014
  18. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2014
  19. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2014
  20. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2014
  21. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2014

Apprenticeship service stats - discontinued dataset

Experimental statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service after changes to the system were introduced in May 2017. This release was replaced by monthly ‘Apprenticeship and levy statistics’ from January 2018.

Published 13 September 2016
Last updated 28 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019'.
  2. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019'.
  3. Added 'Apprenticeship and traineeships: January 2019' to latest releases.
  4. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018 to latest releases. Moved Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018 to older data.
  5. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018' to latest releases.
  6. Added 'Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018'.
  7. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018' to the collection.
  8. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018' to the collection.
  9. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018' to the collection
  10. Added the 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018' and 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018' publications.
  11. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018' to the collection.
  12. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018' to the collection and updated the introductory section to explain publication changes.
  13. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018' along with amended contact details.
  14. Added 'Further education and skills: March 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018' to the collection.
  15. February 2018 release showing the latest monthly apprenticeship service registrations and commitments and monthly apprenticeship starts for 2017 to 2018 academic year.
  16. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018' to the collection.
  17. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to October 2017
  18. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2017', which includes information about planned changes to this and other further education statistics releases.
  19. Change to include latest statistics from the apprenticeship service which includes registered apprenticeship service accounts and commitments, reported to 30 September 2017.
  20. Added 'Further education and skills: October 2017'.
  21. Added 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments: August 2017'.
  22. Added apprenticeship service statistics to 31 July 2017.
  23. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to June 2017 added.
  24. Added a request for feedback as part of a development review for the statistical first release.
  25. Added 'Further education and skills: July 2017' and 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to May 2017'.
  26. Update to include the March 2017 SFR
  27. Updated to include January 2017 release on 26 January 2017.
  28. Further education and skills: November 2016 added to collection on 17 November 2016.
  29. New page titled Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016 added to collection on 6 October 2016.
  30. First published.