Data set from Further education and skills

Advanced learner loans - participation

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Adult (19+) Advanced learner loan-funded learner participation and achievements

Academic years: 2014/15 to 2021/22 full academic years

Indicators: Learners, Level 3, Level 4 plus

Filters: Age

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Learners
  • Level 3
  • Level 4+
  • Age group
Time period
2014/15 to 2021/22

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000124-3028300140029700
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000131-4024800160026400
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000141-5013500130014800
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000151+40005004500
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Total70700480075400

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge group
level_3Level 3
level_4Level 4+


  1. From 2013/14 to 2015/16 loans were available for learners ages 24 or older studying full Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. From 2016/17, Advanced Learner Loans were extended to learners aged 19 or older on the first day of their course and studying at Levels 3 to 6, and are not directly comparable to earlier years.
  2. 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.
  3. Ages are based upon the age of the learner on 31 August of that particular academic year. Figures from 2016/17 onwards include a small number of learners aged 18 at the start of the academic year but aged 19 at the start of the aim in the 19-24 category. Similarly for previous years, a small number of learners aged 23 at the start of the academic year but aged 24 at the start of the aim are included in the 24 to 30 category.
  4. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 50. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.

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