Research and analysis

Further education: measuring the economic impact

Study measuring the economic value of further education. BIS research paper number 38.


Measuring the economic impact of further education

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A study to measure the economic value of the government-funded qualifications provided by the post-19 further education (FE) sector, including colleges, private training providers and charity sector providers. It looks at the impact of the further education sector in providing people with the skills they need in the labour market. It presents the approach taken, the model results, and the results of additional sensitivity testing, making use of the flexibility of the model. The underlying data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on

Published 30 March 2011