Data set from Further education and skills

Deprivation - Participation by Age, Learner Home Deprivation, Provision Type

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Further education and skills learner participation by indices of multiple deprivation breakdown. Breakdowns for adult (19+) Education and training can also be obtained. The ‘Under 19’ Further education and skills provision corresponds to apprenticeships.

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full academic years, 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Total Participation by Level

Filters: Learner home deprivation quintile, Age group (with unknowns), Age group (under 19/19+), Provision type

Data set details

Further education
Further education and skills
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Age (under 19/19+)
  • Age group (with unknowns)
  • Learner deprivation
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsTotalTotalTotalTotal2229170
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsTotalTotalTotalBelow level 2 (excluding essential skills)394510
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsTotalTotalTotalEssential skills - english and maths623420
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsTotalTotalTotalFull level 2312880
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFurther Education and SkillsTotalTotalTotalFull level 3423700

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
learner_home_deprivLearner deprivation


  1. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Essential skills total excludes Essential Digital Skills qualifications, unless otherwise specified.
  3. Education and Training includes Traineeships.
  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. Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintiles from 2014/15 to 2018/19 are based on the 2015 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode. IMD quintiles from 2019/20 onwards are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.
  6. Unknown Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile refers to a learner with a postcode that does not match to lower super output area.
  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.
  8. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.

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