Data set from Higher Level Learners in England

Higher level learners by Type of higher level learning

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English domiciled higher-level learners in England by type of higher level learning, academic years 2015/16 to 2021/22.

Data set details

Higher education
Higher Level Learners in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • All enrolments
  • Number of entrants
  • Percentage of all enrolments
  • Qualification level
  • Type of higher level learning
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Apprenticeship93901713514.318.1
201516Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Institutional credit in Higher Education Providers126601559519.316.5
201516Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HE227353334034.635.2
201516Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher Level (Advanced Learner Loan [ALL] and ESFA funded higher level)99351418515.115
201516Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher Level (Unfunded higher level)109351447016.715.3

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
he_typeType of higher level learning
levelQualification level
number_of_enrolments_totalAll enrolments
number_of_entrantsNumber of entrants
percentage_all_enrolments_by_characteristicPercentage of all enrolments


  1. See the About this release section for explanation of differences from other official statistics on apprenticeships and higher education.
  2. The “Other Higher Level (Unfunded higher level)” category is a lower bound estimate. There is likely to be some unfunded-learning in FE providers that is not recorded as it is only mandatory for providers to record information in the ILR for their ESFA-funded learners. There may also be higher level learning in the private sector that is not recorded in administrative data held by government.

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