Official Statistics

Further education for benefit claimants: 2012 to 2013

Analyses training for learners on benefits in England using government data for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.


Further education for benefit claimants: 2012 to 2013 CSV tables

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This release provides information on further education activity funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) for adult benefit claimants in England. It uses data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department for Work and Pensions, and HM Revenue and Customs.

It contains final data for the 2009 to 2010 and 2012 to 2013 academic years and updates figures for 2009 to 2012 presented in the previous edition of the official statistics series ‘Further Education for Benefit Claimants: December 2013’. It provides statistics on:

  • benefit spells with training
  • overall learners who were on benefits at the start of training
  • levels of qualification (all and highest) studied
  • type of provision

Correction Note - 10th November 2014

An amendment has been made to the second bullet point on page 3. It previously stated an incorrect number of aims started by benefit claimants at Level 2 and below.

Published 25 June 2014
Last updated 10 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Amended version of Further Education for Benefit Claimants 2012 to 2013 added.
  2. First published.