Research and analysis
Further education: comparing labour market economic benefits from qualifications gained
Estimates the economic benefits to an individual from achieving further education qualifications.
Ref: BIS/14/1178 PDF, 1.43MB
Ref: BIS/14/1178/AN1 PDF, 751KB
MS Excel Spreadsheet, 7.46MB
Further education in England: labour market returns to qualifications gained - data for technical annex
MS Excel Spreadsheet, 146KB
Ref: BIS/15/652 PDF, 1.94MB, 63 pages
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This research builds on previous work using matched administrative data (using Department for Business, Innovation and Skills data and Department for Work and Pensions data). It estimates the economic benefits to an individual from achieving qualifications in further education, specifically:
- employment prospects
- likelihood of being on benefit
The research method compares those who achieve a qualification, with those who start further education but do not achieve.
Published: 10 December 2014
Updated: 30 November 2015
- Added document 'Further disaggregation – employment and earnings returns by sector group (further analysis based on BIS research paper 195)'.
- First published.