Data set from Further education and skills

Education and training learners - deprivation

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Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
  • Participation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
  • Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
  • Age group (with unknowns)
  • Learner Deprivation
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTwo25-4919517073460712504849014520849701693014103050
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandThree50+415002045071509810930171302310180940
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFive (least deprived)50+2763010760331064006501207039802001130
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandThreeUnknown~~0000000
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandUnknown19-245650326021601010550225065070160

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
learner_home_deprivLearner Deprivation
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)


  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  4. Education and training includes traineeships.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  6. Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintiles from 2014/15 to 2018/19 are based on the 2015 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode. IMD quintiles for 2019/20 are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.
  7. Unknown IMD Quintile refers to a learner with a postcode that does not match to lower super output area.
  8. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.

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