FE choices: learner destinations - questionnaire and performance indicator

Relates to learners completing an SFA-funded programme in one academic year, and progressing to a defined positive destination.


Learner destinations questionnaire 2015

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The performance indicator for learner destinations is the proportion of learners completing a Skills Funding Agency funded programme in one academic year, and progressing in the next academic year to a defined positive destination. It includes all learners who completed at least one relevant qualification in the completion year with no other continuing learning aims funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

Learner destinations survey – 2013

The results of the learner destination survey 2013 (for learners who completed learning in 2010 to 2011, and progressed into the 2011 to 2012 destination year) can be viewed on the FE Choices comparison site.

Outcome Based Success Measures are intended to better capture learner outcomes (learner destination into further learning or employment, learner progression to a higher level of qualification, and earnings). The measures are produced using matched data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) the Individual Learner Record (ILR) and the National Pupil database (NPD). The measures are currently in development and the data is experimental. The aim is to introduce them in 2017.This will replace the Learner Destinations survey for those learners who are 19 years and older.

Learner destinations survey – 2015

For 16-18 year old learners, where data matching into HMRC data is currently not legally possible, a destinations survey for learners who completed their learning in 2011 to 2012 is being undertaken to support the Outcome Measures. The survey is being run on behalf of the Agency by the research company GfK NOP. Where they are in-scope for the survey and where appropriate permissions have been given, learners will be contacted directly by GfK NOP. A copy of the destinations survey for 16- 18 year old learners is available above on this page.

Published 8 April 2014
Last updated 25 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Learner destinations survey – 2015 information published.
  2. First published.