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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

The Further education and skills: January 2020 and Apprenticeships and traineeships release: January 2020 statistics releases have been published using a transitionary approach while we move all our further education and apprenticeship releases to a new dissemination platform, which we plan to do during 2020. See the ‘Changes in the next release’ section in the Further education and skills: January 2020 commentary 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. Apprenticeships and traineeships: February 2020
  2. Further education and skills: January 2020
  3. Further education outcome-based success measures: 2016 to 2017
  4. Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics
  5. 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: October 2019
  2. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2019
  3. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2019
  4. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2019
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019
  6. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2019
  7. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019
  8. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019
  9. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018
  10. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018
  11. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018
  12. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018
  13. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018
  14. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018
  15. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018
  16. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018
  17. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018
  18. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018
  19. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2018
  20. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018

Public sector apprenticeships in England - older data

  1. Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018

Apprenticeships and traineeships - older data

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

  1. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2020
  2. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2019
  3. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2019
  4. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018
  5. 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: November 2019
  2. Further education and skills: March 2019
  3. Further education and skills: November 2018
  4. Further education and skills: March 2018
  5. Further education and skills: November 2017
  6. Further education and skills: October 2017
  7. Further education and skills: July 2017
  8. Further education and skills: March 2017
  9. Further education and skills: January 2017
  10. Further education and skills: November 2016
  11. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016
  12. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2016
  13. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2016
  14. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2016
  15. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2015
  16. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2015
  17. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2015
  18. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2015
  19. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2015
  20. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2014
  21. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2014
  22. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2014
  23. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2014
  24. 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 27 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: February 2020'.

  2. Added ‘Further education and skills: January 2020’ and ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2020’ to the collection.

  3. Added Further education and skills: November 2019 to Latest releases. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019 to the Apprenticeships and levy - older data Added Further education and skills: March 2019 to the FE and skills - older data Added Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018 to new section Public sector apprenticeships in England - older data

  4. Updated the page to indicate forthcoming changes to our statistics publication.

  5. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019

  6. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2019' to latest releases.

  7. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2019' to latest releases. Moved May 2019 release to older data group.

  8. Added 'Apprenticeship and traineeships: July 2019'.

  9. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2019'.

  10. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019'.

  11. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2019' and 'Further education and skills: March 2019 to latest releases.

  12. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019'.

  13. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019'.

  14. Added 'Apprenticeship and traineeships: January 2019' to latest releases.

  15. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018 to latest releases. Moved Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018 to older data.

  16. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018' to latest releases.

  17. Added 'Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018'.

  18. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018' to the collection.

  19. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018' to the collection.

  20. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018' to the collection

  21. Added the 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018' and 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018' publications.

  22. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018' to the collection.

  23. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018' to the collection and updated the introductory section to explain publication changes.

  24. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018' along with amended contact details.

  25. Added 'Further education and skills: March 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018' to the collection.

  26. February 2018 release showing the latest monthly apprenticeship service registrations and commitments and monthly apprenticeship starts for 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  27. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018' to the collection.

  28. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to October 2017

  29. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2017', which includes information about planned changes to this and other further education statistics releases.

  30. Change to include latest statistics from the apprenticeship service which includes registered apprenticeship service accounts and commitments, reported to 30 September 2017.

  31. Added 'Further education and skills: October 2017'.

  32. Added 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments: August 2017'.

  33. Added apprenticeship service statistics to 31 July 2017.

  34. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to June 2017 added.

  35. Added a request for feedback as part of a development review for the statistical first release.

  36. Added 'Further education and skills: July 2017' and 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to May 2017'.

  37. Update to include the March 2017 SFR

  38. Updated to include January 2017 release on 26 January 2017.

  39. Further education and skills: November 2016 added to collection on 17 November 2016.

  40. New page titled Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016 added to collection on 6 October 2016.

  41. First published.