Data set from Higher Level Learners in England

Higher level learners by primary funding source - 2018/19 academic year

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English domiciled entrants and total number of learners to higher-level learning in England by primary funding source of tuition fees, 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
  • Funding
  • Qualification level
  • Type of higher level learning
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher LevelAdvanced Learner Loan (ALL)4730774055.658.9
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Institutional credit in Higher Education ProvidersAlternative funding source3800399542.741.9
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEAlternative funding source2870511018.723
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher LevelAlternative funding source990158011.612
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4ApprenticeshipApprenticeship2464543520100100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
he_type_broadType of higher level learning
levelQualification level
number_of_entrantsNumber of entrants
number_of_students_totalAll students
percentage_all_students_by_characteristicPercentage of all students by characteristic


  1. See the about release section for explanation of differences from other official statistics on apprenticeships and higher education.
  2. Those receiving a Master's Loan ( are not reported as having a student loan as their primary source of tuition fee funding in this data. Unlike for undergraduate loans, money is paid directly to individual learners themselves and providers do not receive the student loans funding directly.

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