Data set from Further education and skills

Learner characteristics In-year - Participation by Age, Sex, LLDD, Ethnicity, Provision Type

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Comparisons of Adult (19+) Further education and skills learner participation by demographic breakdown summary . Breakdowns for adult (19+) Education and training can also be produced.

Academic years: 2020/21 to 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Total participation, Total participation percentage proportion

Filters: Sex, LLDD, Ethnicity Major, Minority Ethnic flag, Age group

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Participation percentage
  • Breakdown
  • Breakdown topic
  • Provision type
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalFurther Education and Skills1308800z
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalEducation and Training652210z
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 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
breakdown_topicBreakdown topic
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. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. 'low' indicates a percentage below 0.5%. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  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 the academic year(s) shown cover the first two quarters (Aug to Jan) reported to date.

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