Data set from Further education and skills

Further education and skills geography - latest region summary

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Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
  • Participation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
  • Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandOther:279001100092003800420010700430013002800
201718Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandNorth EastE12000001146500392003600022200252006320027100580026000
201718Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandNorth WestE1200000233000075100970004980067900117800712001640074400
201718Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandYorkshire and The HumberE120000032333005000072600403004490096800477001010038300
201718Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandEast MidlandsE12000004187100307005610028000365006640038100790047300

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)


  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of April 2019.
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  5. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.
  6. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.

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