Data set from Higher Level Learners in England

Higher level learners by Technical route

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English domiciled higher-level learners in England by technical route, academic years 2018/19 to 2021/22. OfS-recognised HE and Other Higher Level learners only (i.e. excluding apprenticeships and institutional credit)

Data set details

Higher education
Higher Level Learners in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • All enrolments
  • Number of entrants
  • Percentage of all enrolments by characteristic
  • Qualification level
  • Technical route
  • Type of higher level learning
Time period
2019/20 to 2021/22

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEAgriculture, environmental and animal care2503051.41.2
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher LevelAgriculture, environmental and animal care1452201.11.1
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HEBusiness and administration2420281513.410.9
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4Other Higher LevelBusiness and administration1355172510.18.4
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Level 4OfS Recognised HECare services138017407.66.7

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_enrolments_totalAll enrolments
number_of_entrantsNumber of entrants
percentage_all_enrolments_by_characteristicPercentage of all enrolments by characteristic


  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” category is lower bound estimate, combining “Other Higher Level (Unfunded higher level)” and "Other Higher Level (Advanced Learner Loan [ALL] and ESFA funded higher level)". 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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