Data set from Higher Education Entrants and Qualifiers by their Level 2 and 3 Attainment

First degree entrants by level 3 prior attainment

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Number and percentage of English domiciled first degree entrants by their level 3 prior attainment, 2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set details

Higher education
Higher Education Entrants and Qualifiers by their Level 2 and 3 Attainment
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of first degree entrants
  • Percentage of first degree entrants
  • Level 3 prior attainment
  • Type of provider
Time period
2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201617Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001FEPs (ILR data)1. A or AS level only101015.7
201617Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001FEPs (ILR data)2. Vocational qualifications only247538.5
201617Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001FEPs (ILR data)3. Other qualifications only3505.4
201617Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001FEPs (ILR data)4. Mixed qualifications220034.2
201617Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001FEPs (ILR data)5. No or missing qualifications4056.3

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
entrant_countNumber of first degree entrants
percentage_entrantsPercentage of first degree entrants
priorattainment_groupLevel 3 prior attainment - 1
provider_typeType of provider - 1


  1. Vocational qualifications only (e.g. BTECs, T levels)
  2. Other qualifications only (e.g. apprenticeships, occupational, or other general qualifications)
  3. Mixed qualifications (combination of different qualifications) 

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