Data set from Higher Level Learners in England

Higher level learners by equivalent or lower qualification - 2018/19 academic year

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English domiciled entrants and total number of learners to higher-level learning in England by Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) status, academic year 2018/19

Data set details

Higher education
Higher Level Learners in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • All students
  • Number of entrants
  • Percentage of all students by characteristic
  • Equivalent or lower qualification
  • Qualification level
  • Type of higher level learning
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEELQ aim to qualifications already held3390504019.219.7
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HENot an ELQ aim to qualifications already held142252049080.880.3
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEUnknown19502805zz
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 5OfS Recognised HEELQ aim to qualifications already held4140741512.411.3
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 5OfS Recognised HENot an ELQ aim to qualifications already held292305808587.688.7

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
equivalent_or_lower_qualificationEquivalent or lower qualification
he_type_broadType of higher level learning
levelQualification level
number_of_entrantsNumber of entrants
number_of_students_totalAll students


  1. Caution should be applied when interpreting these statistics due to the high level of unknowns. To allow for comparisons across learning types, the following percentages are based on learners where ELQ status is known.

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