Data set from Further education and skills

Achievement rates - time series

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Education and training national achievement rate tables

Academic years: 2017/18 to 2019/20

Indicators: Achievement rate, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters: Age group, Sector subject area, Qualification type and Qualification level

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievement Rate
  • Leavers
  • Pass Rate
  • Age
  • Qualification Level
  • Qualification Type
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England16-18A Level3Arts, Media and Publishing2740085.586.399
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England16-18A Level3Business, Administration and Law1690085.687.997.5
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England16-18A Level3Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies90094.797.497.3
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England16-18A Level3Health, Public Services and Care160096.396.699.7
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001England16-18A Level3History, Philosophy and Theology1540084.486.297.9

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement Rate
pass_ratePass Rate
qualification_levelQualification Level


  1. Sector Subject Area (SSA) codes are available on the qualification description page:
  2. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.
  3. Further guidance for the Education & Training National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the website:
  4. Pass rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims achieved divided by the number successfully completed.
  5. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  6. Level H includes qualifications at Level 4, Level 5 , Level 6 or Level 7.
  7. Figures include all funded and unfunded aims reported on the ILR.
  8. Achievement rates are based on the individual qualification aims that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  9. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a qualification
  10. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Education & Training Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the website:
  11. The data source for all tables is the education & training achievement rate dataset for 2019/20.
  12. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero

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