Data set from Further education and skills

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Adult (19+) Further education and skills learner participation

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Total Participation, Participation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills), Participation Basic skills, Participation Full Level 2, Participation Full Level 3, Participation Level 2, Participation Level 3, Participation Level 4+,  Participation No Level Assigned

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Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation Basic skills (Aug to Jul)
  • Participation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills) (Aug to Jul)
  • Participation Full Level 2 (Aug to Jul)
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 3 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001England2068200394500573500217800356500695600422400133100480900
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001England1745800271700479300180600339400579000400400174100349800
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001England1640300260900413000153200331700585200393800217500250700

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
p_basic_skillsParticipation Basic skills (Aug to Jul)
p_bl2_ex_basic_skillsParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills) (Aug to Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug to Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug to Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug to Jul)


  1. 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
  2. Basic skills total excludes Essential Digital Skills qualifications, unless otherwise specified
  3. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  4. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero

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