Data set from Higher Level Learners in England

Higher level learners by Subject (CAH Level 2)

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English domiciled higher-level learners in England by subject area of study (Common Aggregation Hierarchy level 2), academic years 2019/20 to 2021/22

Data set details

Higher education
Higher Level Learners in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • All enrolments
  • Number of entrants
  • Percentage of all enrolments by characteristic
  • CAH subject second level grouping
  • Qualification level
  • Type of higher level learning
Time period
2019/20 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HE Geography, earth and environmental studies (natural sciences)30500.20.2
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4ApprenticeshipAgriculture, food and related studies501200.20.2
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Institutional credit in Higher Education ProvidersAgriculture, food and related studies6706807.87.4
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEAgriculture, food and related studies3103501.71.3
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher LevelAgriculture, food and related studies1452201.11.1

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CAH_subject_second_level_groupingCAH subject second level grouping
he_type_broadType of higher level learning
levelQualification level
number_of_enrolments_totalAll enrolments
number_of_entrantsNumber of entrants


  1. See the About this release section for explanation of differences from other official statistics on apprenticeships and higher education.
  2. The “Other Higher Level” category is lower bound estimate, combining “Other Higher Level (Unfunded higher level)” and "Other Higher Level (Advanced Learner Loan [ALL] and ESFA funded higher level)". There is likely to be some unfunded-learning in FE providers that is not recorded as it is only mandatory for providers to record information in the ILR for their ESFA-funded learners. There may also be higher level learning in the private sector that is not recorded in administrative data held by government.

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