Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Further education students

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This file contains information on the number of further education students in the UK, by sex, age 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 2021/22

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale<16Full-timelow
202122Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale<16Part-time955
202122Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale16Full-time1700
202122Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale16Part-time720
202122Academic yearNationalN92000002Northern IrelandFemale17Full-time1610

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. In England, student numbers by mode of study (e.g. full-time, part-time, work-based learning) are unavailable.
  3. Totals includes those whose gender identity is other or unclassified.
  4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 2.5. 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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