Data set from Further education and skills

Advanced learner loans - Participation by Age

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

Academic years: 2014/15 to 2022/23

Indicators: learner participation

Filters: Age group and level

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Age group
  • Level
Time period
2014/15 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotal75370
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001TotalLevel 370650
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001TotalLevel 4+4840
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000119-23Totalz
201415Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000119-23Level 3z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge group


  1. 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.
  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. 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.
  4. 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.

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