Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Further education students

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Number of Further education students in the United Kingdom at further education colleges or higher education providers by age, gender and mode of study.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of FE students
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Mode of study
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale<16Full-time2
202021Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale<16Part-time950
202021Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale16Full-time1655
202021Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale16Part-time649
202021Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale17Full-time1927

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
mode_of_studyMode of study
t_studentsNumber of FE students


  1. Totals include further education students at further education colleges or higher education providers
  2. Totals include students with 'other' or 'unknown' gender.
  3. In England, student numbers by mode of study (e.g. full-time, part-time, work-based learning) are unavailable.

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