Data set from Further education and skills

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Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
  • Achievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
  • Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalE92000001England2613700597300905600753400420100101570045180043500608600198320052940053660040840017650061800020180011400539800
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England232470046550080380066050044690085960046530058300563600169450041570045610034880017860050210019090014100500200
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001England223680042620075530043360046010081790047510073800525500157890038280042150018420018260048010019080015900446200
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England217910043920066420031990042520077380044550096400494400157440039350041850015870017170050760018240021100420400
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001England206820039450057350021780035650069560042240013310048090014676003600003638008930012150047400015670019800412100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 variables
Variable nameVariable description
a_Below_Level_2_(excluding_English_and_maths)Achievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
a_English_and_mathsAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_2Achievement 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. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. 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.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  6. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  7. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.

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