Data set from Further education and skills

Further education and skills geography - latest region summary

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Adult (19+) Further education and skills learner participation by region summary. 

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2021/22 full academic years

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: Region

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation Basic skills (Aug to Jul)
  • Participation Below level 2 (excluding basic skills) (Aug to Jul)
  • Participation Full level 2 (Aug to Jul)
Time period
2018/19 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East136200343002910013500207005890024200720026400
201819Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North West30380067600802003200055100102700659002090069400
201819Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The Humber2216004520060300276003680086500441001390040800
201819Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East Midlands1798003180048900190003120059700360001120043600
201819Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000005West Midlands2240004450069600252004220081900498001420038200

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
p_basic_skillsParticipation Basic skills (Aug to Jul)
p_bl2_ex_basic_skillsParticipation Below level 2 (excluding basic skills) (Aug to Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full level 2 (Aug to Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full level 3 (Aug to Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug to Jul)


  1. 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.
  2. Basic skills total excludes Essential Digital Skills qualifications, unless otherwise specified.
  3. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of May 2022.
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  5. 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.
  6. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England or not known it is included in the 'Outside of England and unknown' category.

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