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Further education and skills data

Information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement.

This includes information on learners who are studying on a course at a further education college, learners studying courses within their local community, employees undertaking an apprenticeship, and employees undertaking other qualifications in the workplace. Note: data on providers is only published annually.

It has been designed to complement the main statistical releases, and act as a ‘one stop shop’ for data and information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement.

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FE and skills: in-year provisional data for the current (2019 to 2020) academic year

Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (August 2019 to April 2020, reported to date)

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Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (August 2019 to January 2020, reported to date)

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Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (August to October 2019, reported to date)

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FE and skills: annual data

FE and skills: 2018 to 2019

These are tools and tables to cover further education and skills data for the final reported 2018 to 2019 academic year (August 2018 to July 2019).

Further education and skills geography tool: 2014/15 to 2018/19

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FE and skills participation by level in further education colleges, and total learning aims by provider type and level: 2018 to 2019

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National aims report: 2017/18 to 2018/19

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Deprivation tables for further education and skills: 2015/16 to 2018/19

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FE and skills participation by learning difficulty or disability, and level or age: 2018 to 2019

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Provider Tables

FE and skills learner participation by provider, local authority, funding stream, learner and learning characteristics: 2018 to 2019

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FE and skills aims by delivery in each local authority district by provider and level: 2018 to 2019

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Advanced Learner Loans

Participation with advanced learner loans (level 3+) from 2013 to 2014 to 2018 to 2019 (full year)

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Advanced learner loan application information statistics to September 2019

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FE and skills: 2017 to 2018

These are tools and tables to cover further education and skills data for the final reported 2017 to 2018 academic year (August 2017 to July 2018).

FE and skills participation by learning difficulty or disability, and level or age (2015 to 2016 academic year, to 2017 to 2018 academic year)

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FE and skills participation by level in further education colleges, and total learning aims by provider type and level: 2017 to 2018

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Further education and skills geography tool: 2014/15 to 2017/18

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Deprivation tables for further education and skills: 2015/16 to 2017/18

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National aims report (February 2019 update): 2016/2017 to 2017/18

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FE and skills participation demographic tool for 2017 to 2018

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Provider Tables

FE and skills learner participation by provider, local authority, funding stream, learner and learning characteristics: 2017 to 2018

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FE and skills aims by delivery in each local authority district by provider and level: 2017 to 2018

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Advanced Learner Loans

Data for applications received is sourced from the Student Loans Company (SLC), whereas participation figures are sourced from the Individualised Learner Record (ILR). These tables do not provide directly comparable data.

Participation with advanced learner loans (level 3+) from 2013 to 2014 to 2017 to 2018 (full year)

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Advanced learner loan application information statistics to September 2018

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FE and skills: 2016 to 2017

These are tools and tables to cover further education and skills data for the final reported 2016 to 2017 academic year (August 2016 to July 2017).

Further education and skills geography data tool

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FE and skills participation demographic tool for 2016 to 2017

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Provider tables

FE and skills learner participation by provider, local authority, funding stream, learner and learning characteristics: 2016 to 2017

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FE and skills aims by delivery in each local authority district by provider and level: 2016 to 2017

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FE and skills: archive

These are discontinued tools and tables to further education and skills data for the previous academic years and quarters as reported to date (if stated).

National aims report: 2005/2006 to 2016/2017

Advanced Learner Loans

Participation with advanced learner loans (level 3+) from 2013 to 2014 to Q2 2017 to 2018

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Advanced learner loan application information statistics to January 2018

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2015 to 2016

FE and skills participation: all ages demographic summary 2015/16

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FE and skills learner participation by provider, local authority, funding stream, learner and learning characteristics: 2015 to 2016

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2014 to 2015

FE and skills adult participation by level: aims 2010/11 to 2014/15

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FE and skills learner participation by provider, local authority, funding stream, learner and learning characteristics: 2014 to 2015

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2013 to 2014

FE and skills participation: all ages demographic summary 2013/14

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2012 to 2013

2011 to 2012

FE and skills participation and achievement by level: 2007/08 to 2011/12

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FE and skills participation: all ages demographic summary 2011/12

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FE and apprenticeships participation and achievement by level (under 19): 2007/08 to 2011/12

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Previous academic years

Published 26 February 2014
Last updated 16 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (August 2019 to April 2020, reported to date)' to the collection.

  2. Added 'Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (August 2019 to January 2020, reported to date)' to the collection.

  3. Added 'Adult (19+) Education and training plus Community Learning participation by devolved area (Q1 2019 to 20 reported to date)', 'FE and skills aims by delivery in each local authority district by provider and level: 2018 to 2019' and 'FE and skills participation by learning difficulty or disability, and level or age (2018 to 2019 academic year)’ to the collection.

  4. Uploaded further education and skills data covering the final 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  5. Added "FE and skills participation by learning difficulty or disability, and level or age (2015 to 2016 academic year, to 2017 to 2018 academic year)" to the collection.

  6. Added "FE and skills participation by level in further education colleges, and total learning aims by provider type and level: 2017 to 2018" to the collection.

  7. Applied a correction to the file 'National aims report: 2016/2017 to 2017/18'.

  8. Uploaded a new version of 'FE and skills aims by delivery in each local authority district by provider and level: 2017 to 2018'

  9. Uploaded further education and skills data covering the final 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  10. Added 'participation with advanced learner loans (level 3+) from 2013 to 2014 to 2017 to 2018 (full year)' and 'advanced learner loan application information statistics to September 2018' to the statistical data set.

  11. Changed structure of headings and uploaded tables that were previously published under other statistical data sets. Removed tables from the attachments list that will be uploaded to other statistical data sets in the FE data library.

  12. Correction applied to the further education and skills geography data tool.

  13. New FE and skills participation demographic tool and update for the national aims report for 2016 to 2017 data.

  14. Updated the further education and skills geography data tool to include 2016 to 2017 final year data.

  15. Update to: * FE and skills geography data tool * National aims report for 2015/16 academic year * FE and skills demographics data for 2015/16

  16. Update to the FE and skills geography data tool to include the 2011/12 academic year breakdowns for English, maths and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

  17. Inclusion of a data tool, providing regional data (region, parliamentary constituency, and local authority) for users on all FE and skills, apprenticeships, and English and maths participation, starts, and achievements.

  18. Three revised files uploaded on 8 August 2016. *Overall by funding stream *Adult by funding stream *Young people by funding stream

  19. New file tilted FE and skills by geography and equality and diversity: participation 2002/03 to 2014/15 uploaded on 12 April 2016.

  20. New file titled National Aims Report: 2005/06 to 2014/15 uploaded on 8 April 2016.

  21. New file uploaded on 21 January 2016 titled FE and skills adult participation by level: aims 2010/11 to 2014/15.

  22. New file Learner participation on level 4 and above courses: 2005/06 to 2013/14 uploaded on 10 December 2015.

  23. New file FE and Skills participation: all ages demographic summary 2013/14 uploaded on 13 May 2015.

  24. New file added: OLASS English and maths assessments: participation 2014/15

  25. New file entitled OLASS: participation and achievement by equality and diversity & English and maths Level: 2010/11 to 2013/14 uploaded 2 December 2014.

  26. FE and skills by geography and equality and diversity: participation 2002/03 tp 2012/13 uploaded 9 October 2014.

  27. New file uploaded 15 September 2014 entitled FE and skills participation: all ages demographic summary 2012/13

  28. New table FE and skills overall by demographics uploaded

  29. New document published 5 March 2014: FE and skills: overall split by funding stream - 2002/03 to 2012/13

  30. First published.