Research and analysis

Further education learners: average earnings - initial outputs of emerging results from earnings analysis of matched data

Earnings and employment outcomes of further education learners, created using matched data from several government departments.

Documents

Table 1: annualised average earnings and sustained employment rate for full level 2 and full level 3 apprenticeships 19+ achievers in 2009-10 by sector subject area

Table 2: annualised average earnings and sustained employment rate for full level 2 and full level 3 skills courses 19+ achievers in 2009-10 by sector subject area

Table 3: annualised average earnings and sustained employment rate for full level 2 and full level 3 apprenticeships 19+ achievers in 2009-10 by Local Enterprise Partnership area

Table 4: annualised average earnings and sustained employment rate for full level 2 and full level 3 skills courses 19+ achievers in 2009-10 by Local Enterprise Partnership area

Detail

The Education and Skills Act 2008 allowed the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to share analytical data. DWP and BIS set up an analytical project in 2009 to develop a matched database of records on training, benefits and employment.

This research contains initial outputs from the matched data, showing immediate post-study earnings and employment outcomes for learners completing further education in the 2009 to 2010 academic year.

These datasets are highly experimental, and work is continuing to understand the most suitable way to interpret the results given the current limitations within the data.