Data set from Further education and skills

Learner characteristics - Participation by Age, Sex, LLDD, Ethnicity, Provision Type Full Years

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Further education and skills learner participation and achievements detailed demographic breakdowns. Breakdowns for adult (19+) Education and training can also be obtained. 

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full academic years, 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Total Participation and Achievement by Level 

Filters: Minority Ethnic, LLDD, Sex, Ethnicity Major, Ethnicity Minor, Age group, Provision type

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Participation percentage
  • Breakdown
  • Provision type
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalFurther Education and Skills1308800100
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalEducation and Training652210100
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-24Further Education and Skills36555027.9
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-24Education and Training14174021.7
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge25-49Further Education and Skills72884055.7

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
participation_percentParticipation percentage
provision_typeProvision type


  1. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Education and Training includes Traineeships.
  3. Ethnic minorities do not include white minorities.
  4. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  5. Learner characteristics (such as sex, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  6. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. ‘Not known/not provided’ categories are excluded from the calculation.
  7. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the stated academic period. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  8. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 5. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  9. White comprises white British, Gypsy or Irish Traveller, Irish, and any other white background.
  10. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.

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