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Historical time series of headline adult (19+) further education and skills learner participation, containing breakdowns by provision type and in some cases level. Also includes some all age apprenticeship participation figures.

Academic years: 2005/06 to 2022/23

Indicators: Participation

Filter: Provision type, Age group, Level

Data set details

Further education
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Age group
  • Level
  • Provision type
Time period
2005/06 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200506Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther education and skillsAdultTotal3996000
200607Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther education and skillsAdultTotal3205700
200708Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther education and skillsAdultTotal3304400
200809Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther education and skillsAdultTotal3771200
200910Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther education and skillsAdultTotal3540500

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
provision_typeProvision type


  1. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level.
  2. 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.
  3. The Single ILR (SILR) data collection was introduced from the 2011/12 academic year onwards. This means figures for 2011/12 onwards are not comparable to earlier years. See the methodology document for more information.
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

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