Data set from Further education and skills

Further education and skills learners - deprivation

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Further education and skills learner participation by indices of multiple deprivation breakdown. Breakdowns for adult (19+) Education and training can also be obtained. The under 19 Further education and skills provision corresponds to apprenticeships.

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Total Participation, Participation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills), Participation Basic skills, Participation Full Level 2, Participation Full Level 3, Participation Level 2, Participation Level 3, Participation Level 4+,  Participation No Level Assigned

Filters: Learner home deprivation quintile, Age group (with unknowns), Age group (under 19/19+), Provision type

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation Basic skills
  • Participation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills)
  • Participation Full Level 2
  • Age (Under 19/19+)
  • Age group (with unknowns)
  • Learner Deprivation
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsAdult19-24Five (least deprived)776406860224802864034950334403556036506610
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsAdult19-24Four9702010840308803914039230456603985034207830
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsAdult19-24One (most deprived)179360439607351063020482308452049110270023210
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsAdult19-24Three107960158903828042200398705118040600314010050
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsAdult19-24Total6026401040702198502250402083502807202120401618062570

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
age_youth_adultAge (Under 19/19+)
learner_home_deprivLearner Deprivation
p_basic_skillsParticipation Basic skills
p_bl2_ex_basic_skillsParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding Basic skills)


  1. Education and Training includes Traineeships
  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. 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. Basic skills total excludes Essential Digital Skills qualifications, unless otherwise specified
  5. Unknown IMD Quintile refers to a learner with a postcode that does not match to lower super output area
  6. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 from 2019/20 onwards are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode

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