Data set from Further education and skills

Essential Skills - Regional Breakdown

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Essential skills total participation and total achievements geographical breakdowns.

Academic year: 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Participation, Achievements

Filters: Subject and level, Age (under 19/19+)

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority district, National, Parliamentary constituency, Regional
  • Achievements
  • Participation
  • Age (under 19/19+)
  • Level
  • Subject
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglishEntry LevelAdult322605690
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglishEntry LevelUnder 1920low
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglishEntry LevelTotal322705700
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglishLevel 1Adult305304100
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglishLevel 1Under 191790130

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)


  1. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Essential skills figures now include Essential Digital Skills qualifications from the 2020/21 academic year, unless otherwise specified. They also include any Multiply funded essential skills qualifications from 2022/23.
  3. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup.
  4. 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.
  5. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the stated academic period. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  6. 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.
  7. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 5. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.

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