FE learners going into employment and learning destinations by local authority district
The FE outcome-based success measures present statistics on the employment, earnings and learning outcomes of FE learners. This publication covers learners that achieved apprenticeships, adult (19+) FE and Skills learners and completers of traineeships in 2017/18, and tracks their outcomes in the following academic year, 2018/19.
The data uses the longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) study, which looks at how learners move through education and into the labour market by bringing together:
schools, further and higher education information from the Department for Education (DfE)
employment information from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
benefit histories from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
This publication reports on the employment and learning destinations of ESFA funded further education learners from 2013/14 to 2017/18. Included in this cohort are:
All apprenticeship learners
All traineeship learners
Adult (aged 19+) further education and skills learners
File formats and conventions
The underlying data files are provided in comma separated value (csv) format.
Whole numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, percentages are provided to the nearest whole number. Figures have been suppressed with the value ‘c’ for numbers lower than 6, and percentages where the numerator is less than 3 or the denominator is less than 6.
All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.
Number of FE learners going into employment and learning destinations by local authority district
Local Authority District; National; Regional
2013/14 to 2017/18
Reports on the employment, and learning destinations of adult FE & Skills learners, and all age apprentices that achieved their learning aim, and Traineeship learners that completed their aim.Includes earnings data one year after learning for learners achieving at Full level 2, Full level 3 and level 4+.
Broken down by local authority district.
Variable names and descriptions
Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:
Advanced apprenticeship (Level 3 or above)
Intermediate apprenticeship (Level 2)
Below Level 2 (excluding English & Maths)
In receipt of benefits only
Sustained employment and learning
Sustained employment only
English & Maths
Sustained further education
Full Level 2
Full Level 3
Sustained higher education (Level 6+)
Sustained learning only
No activity captured in data
Level not assigned
Destination not sustained
Destination not sustained and in receipt of benefits
Destination not sustained and not on benefits
Number of learners matched to LEO data
Sustained positive destination
A number of unmatched learners were counted in error for the 'Destination not sustained', 'In receipt of benefits only' and 'No activity captured in data' measures. As such the total number of learners in the measures 'Sustained positive destination', 'Destination not sustained', 'In receipt of benefits only' and 'No activity captured in data' exceeds the total number of matched learners. The magnitude of this issue is less than 4,000 learners at a national level.