Academic Year 2019/20

Further education and skills

Data guidance

Published

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Data files

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.

Advanced learner loans - applications

Filename
adv-learner-loans-applications-1920.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
apps_approvedApproved applications
apps_receivedReceived applications
characteristicCharacteristic
loan_amount_awardedTotal loan amount awarded (£000s)
provider_typeProvider type
qualification_typeQualification type
SSASector subject area
Footnotes
  1. Applications received include processed and unprocessed applications but exclude those Cancelled, Deleted, In Data Entry and Ineligible (except where stated).
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten, except for the Total loan amount awarded, which are rounded to the nearest hundred. Figures may not sum due to rounding. '~' Indicates a base value of fewer than five for the cohort combination.
  3. The sum of applications may not equal the actual total number of applications as there may be duplicates in the learner breakdowns categories and qualification levels.
  4. From 2013/14 to 2015/16 loans were available for learners ages 24 or older studying full Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. From 2016/17, advanced learner loans were extended to learners aged 19 or older on the first day of their course and studying at Levels 3 to 6, and are not directly comparable to earlier years.
  5. Applications closed on the following 31 July for each academic year respectively. Final application data is as at 30 September for each academic year (August to July).
  6. For 2019/20, the sector subject area unknown volumes are under review.
  7. 2018/19 data for provider type 'Other public funded' has been revised here to include around 30 applications (received/approved) which were previously included in the 'Private Sector public funded' category.

Advanced learner loans - participation

Filename
adv-learner-participation-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ageAge
level_3Level 3
level_4Level 4 plus
total_learnersLearners
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. From 2013/14 to 2015/16 loans were available for learners ages 24 or older studying full Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. From 2016/17, advanced learner loans were extended to learners aged 19 or older on the first day of their course and studying at Levels 3 to 6, and are not directly comparable to earlier years.

Annual headline - adult education budget

Filename
fes-annual-aeb-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2016/17 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
a_Below_Level_2_(excluding_English_and_maths)Achievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
a_English_and_mathsAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
a_No_Level_AssignedAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
a_TotalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
p_Below_Level_2_(excluding_English_and_maths)Participation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_English_and_mathsParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_Full_Level_2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_Full_Level_3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_Level_2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_Level_3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_No_Level_AssignedParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_TotalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total achievements are the count of learners that were funded by the Adult Education Budget that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Total participation is the count of learners that were funded by the Adult Education Budget that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. The no level assigned category includes a small number of cases which appear to be anomalies in the system.
  5. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  6. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  7. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.

Annual headline summary

Filename
fes-annual-summary-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
a_Below_Level_2_(excluding_English_and_maths)Achievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
a_English_and_mathsAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
a_Full_Level_3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
a_Level_4Achievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
a_No_Level_AssignedAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
a_TotalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
p_Below_Level_2_(excluding_English_and_maths)Participation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_English_and_mathsParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_Full_Level_2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_Full_Level_3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_Level_2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_Level_3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_Level_4Participation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_No_Level_AssignedParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_TotalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  6. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.
  7. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.

Charts

Filename
data-for-graphs-1920-20201120.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2005/06 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
19+_appsAdult Apprenticeships
19+_clAdult Community learning
19+_eandtAdult Education & training
19+_fesAdult FE & skills
19+_fes_f4Adult FE & skills - Level 4+
19+_fes_fl2Adult FE & skills - Full Level 2
19+_fes_fl3Adult FE & skills - Full Level3
app_advancedApprenticeships - Advanced
app_higherApprenticeships - Higher
app_intermediateApprenticeships - Intermediate
apps_allAll age Apprenticeships
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Community learning geography - local authority district (1 year)

Filename
cl-geography-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; National; Regional
Time period
2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_family_english_maths_and_languageAchievement Family english maths and language
ach_neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesAchievement Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
ach_personal_and_community_development_learningAchievement Personal and community development learning
ach_totalAchievement Total
ach_wider_family_learningAchievement Wider family learning
age_detailedAge group (with unknowns)
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
family_english_maths_and_languageParticipation Family english maths and language
genderGender
neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesParticipation Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
personal_and_community_development_learningParticipation Personal and community development learning
totalParticipation Total
wider_family_learningParticipation Wider family learning
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.
  6. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of April 2019.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Community learning learners - detailed series

Filename
cl-ethnicity-and-gender-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_family_english_maths_and_languageAchievements Family english maths and language
ach_neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesAchievements Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
ach_personal_and_community_development_learningAchievements Personal and community development learning
ach_totalAchievements Total
ach_wider_family_learningAchievements Wider family learning
age_detailedAge group (with unknowns)
bameBAME learners
detailed_ethnicityEthnicity
ethnic_groupEthnicity Group
family_english_maths_and_languageParticipation Family english maths and language
genderGender
llddLearning difficulty/disability
neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesParticipation Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
personal_and_community_development_learningParticipation Personal and community development learning
totalParticipation Total
wider_family_learningParticipation Wider family learning
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  6. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Community learning learners - headline summary

Filename
cl-type-summary-1920-q4-20201120.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
cl_typeCommunity Learning Type
participationParticipation
percentage_changeParticipation percentage change
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  5. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.

Community learning learners - latest demographic summary

Filename
cl-learner-summary-1920-q4-20201119.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
demographicGroup
descriptionDemographic
pc_totalPercentages
totalVolumes
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. ‘Not known/not provided’ categories are excluded from the calculation.
  6. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  7. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  8. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Community learning learners - learners with learning difficulties or disability

Filename
cl-lldd-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_family_english_maths_and_languageAchievements Family english maths and language
ach_neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesAchievements Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
ach_personal_and_community_development_learningAchievements Personal and community development learning
ach_totalAchievements Total
ach_wider_family_learningAchievements Wider family learning
age_detailedAge group (with unknowns)
bameBAME learners
family_english_maths_and_languageParticipation Family english maths and language
llddLearning difficulty/disability
lldd_primaryLearning difficulty/disability type
neighbourhood_learning_in_deprived_communitiesParticipation Neighbourhood learning in deprived communities
personal_and_community_development_learningParticipation Personal and community development learning
totalParticipation Total
wider_family_learningParticipation Wider family learning
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. In 2017/18, there were approximately 2,400 learners undertaking community learning missing from the final data return (R14) due to a submission error for three providers. 2017/18 figures reported here do not include these learners.
  6. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  7. A learner may record multiple LLDD categories but must indicate which of these is the primary disability, difficulty or health problem. The overall ‘Primary LLDD and health problem’ totals may not match the main LLDD figures which uses a different field.

Education and training geography - devolved administration (1 year)

Filename
e-and-t-devolved-admin-detailed-1920.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; Mayoral Combined Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
genderGender
q4_ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (Excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_totalTotal by Achievement (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  6. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of April 2019.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  8. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category. For devolved administrations, ‘Not applicable’ indicates areas outside Mayoral Combined Authorities or Greater London Authority.

Education and training geography - local authority district (1 year)

Filename
e-and-t-geography-detailed-1920-q4-20201117.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; National; Regional
Time period
2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
genderGender
q4_ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (Excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
q4_ach_totalTotal by Achievement (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
q4_p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  6. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.
  7. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of April 2019.
  8. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Education and training learners - deprivation

Filename
e-and-t-deprivation-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
learner_home_deprivLearner Deprivation
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Education and training includes traineeships.
  4. 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 for 2019/20 are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.
  5. Unknown IMD Quintile refers to a learner with a postcode that does not match to lower super output area.
  6. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  8. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.

Education and training learners - detailed series

Filename
e-and-t-ethnicity-and-gender-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
ach_totalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
bameBAME learners
ethnicity_detailedEthnicity
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
genderGender
llddLearning difficulty/disability
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Education and training includes traineeships.
  5. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  6. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  8. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.
  9. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.
  10. The learners with no gender recorded in 2017/18 were part of the employer ownership pilot.

Education and training learners - latest demographic summary

Filename
e-and-t-learner-summary-1920-q4-20201118.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
demographicGroup
descriptionDemographic
percentagePercentages
total_learnersVolumes
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Education and training includes traineeships.
  5. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  6. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. ‘Not known/not provided’ categories are excluded from the calculation.
  7. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  8. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  9. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.
  10. The learners with no gender recorded in 2017/18 were part of the employer ownership pilot.

Education and training learners- learners with learning difficulties or disability

Filename
e-and-t-lldd-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
ach_totalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
bameBAME learners
llddLearning difficulty/disability
lldd_primaryprimary learning difficulty/disability
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Education and Training aims include component aims for Traineeships.
  6. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  7. From 2016/17, some learners who would have previously been included in full level 2 and full level 3, have been reclassified. Please see the methodology document for further information.
  8. A learner may record multiple LLDD categories but must indicate which of these is the primary disability, difficulty or health problem. The overall ‘Primary LLDD and health problem’ totals may not match the main LLDD figures which uses a different field.

Education and training sector subject area tier 1 - detailed series

Filename
e-and-t-subject-t1-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group
bameBAME
genderGender
llddLearning difficulty/disability
notional_nvq_levelDetailed level
of_which_e_and_tEducation and training aim enrolments
of_which_e_and_t_achEducation and training aim achievements
ssat1_descSector subject area (tier 1)
stemSTEM flag
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Aim participation is a count of aim enrolments (including component aims) for each academic year. Learners will be counted for each aim they are studying and so can be counted more than once.
  3. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  4. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  5. STEM subjects include those in construction, engineering, information and communication technology and science and mathematics subject areas.
  6. 'Not Applicable/Not Known' levels includes aims where a qualification either has no level or may be taken at several levels.
  7. Education and Training aims include component aims for Traineeships.
  8. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  9. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.
  10. The learners with no gender recorded in 2017/18 were part of the employer ownership pilot.

Education and training sector subject area tier 2 - detailed series

Filename
e-and-t-subject-t2-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group
notional_nvq_levelDetailed level
of_which_e_and_tEducation and Training Enrolments
ssat2_descSubject area (tier 2)
stemSTEM subjects flag
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Aim participation is a count of aim enrolments (including component aims) for each academic year. Learners will be counted for each aim they are studying and so can be counted more than once.
  3. 'Not Applicable/Not Known' levels includes aims where a qualification either has no level or may be taken at several levels.
  4. Education and Training aims include component aims for Traineeships.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

English and maths - detailed series

Filename
e-and-m-series-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievements_allAll Achievements
achievements_appsApprenticeships Achievements
achievements_etEducation and Training Achievements
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
participation_allAll Participation
participation_appsApprenticeships Participation
participation_etEducation and Training Participation
subject_levelSubject and Level
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.

English and maths - headline summary

Filename
e-and-m-summary-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
participationParticipation
pc_participationParticipation percentage change
subject_levelSubject and level
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

English and maths - regional breakdown

Filename
e-and-m-regional-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; Parliamentary Constituency; Regional
Time period
2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
participationParticipation
subject_levelSubject and level
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.

Further education and skills - learning difficulties or disability

Filename
fes-lldd-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
ach_totalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group
bameBAME learners
llddLearning difficulty/disability
lldd_primaryprimary learning difficulty/disability
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. A learner may record multiple LLDD categories but must indicate which of these is the primary disability, difficulty or health problem. The overall ‘Primary LLDD and health problem’ totals may not match the main LLDD figures which uses a different field.

Further education and skills - participation by provider type

Filename
fes-provider-type-summary-1920-q4-20201105.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
levelLevel
participationParticipation
PC% change
provider_typeProvider Type
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  5. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.

Further education and skills geography - latest region summary

Filename
fes-geography-summary-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Regional
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.
  4. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of April 2019.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  6. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.

Further education and skills learners - deprivation

Filename
fes-deprivation-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group
learner_home_deprivLearner Deprivation
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. 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 for 2019/20 are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.
  4. Unknown IMD Quintile refers to a learner with a postcode that does not match to lower super output area.
  5. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Further education and skills learners - detailed series

Filename
fes-ethnicity-detailed-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ach_bl2_ex_eng_matAchievement Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
ach_eng_mat_esolAchievement English and maths (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l2Achievement Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_full_l3Achievement Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l2Achievement Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l3Achievement Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
ach_l4plusAchievement Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
ach_no_lxAchievement No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
ach_totalTotal Achievement (Aug-Jul)
age_summary_with_unknownsAge group (with unknowns)
bameBAME learners
ethnicity_detailedEthnicity
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
genderGender
llddLearning difficulty/disability
p_bl2_ex_eng_matParticipation Below Level 2 (excluding English and maths) (Aug-Jul)
p_eng_mat_esolParticipation English and maths (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l2Participation Full Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_full_l3Participation Full Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l2Participation Level 2 (Aug-Jul)
p_l3Participation Level 3 (Aug-Jul)
p_l4plusParticipation Level 4+ (Aug-Jul)
p_no_lxParticipation No Level Assigned (Aug-Jul)
p_totalTotal Participation (Aug-Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 4, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  6. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

Further education and skills learners - latest demographic summary

Filename
fes-learner-summary-1920-q4-20201118.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
demographicGroup
descriptionDemographic
PercentagePercentages
Total_learnersVolumes
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Total participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  3. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  4. Learner characteristics (such as age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity) are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  5. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. ‘Not known/not provided’ categories are excluded from the calculation.
  6. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  8. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.
  9. The learners with no gender recorded in 2017/18 were part of the employer ownership pilot.

Further education and skills subject- latest headline summary

Filename
fes-subject-summary-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ssat1_descSubject area (tier 1)
total_achievementsAll Achievements
total_achievements_percentAll Achievements Percentage
total_enrolmentsAll Enrolments
total_enrolments_percentAll Enrolments Percentage
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. If shown, '~' indicates a base value of between 1 and 49, whilst 0 indicates a true zero.
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated from unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%.
  3. Total achievements are the count of learners that achieved at any point during the year. Learners achieving more than one course will appear only once in the grand total.
  4. Aim participation is a count of aim enrolments (including component aims) for each academic year. Learners will be counted for each aim they are studying and so can be counted more than once.
  5. Aim achievements are a count of aims achieved (including component aims) for each academic year. Learners will be counted for each aim they achieve and so can be counted more than once.
  6. STEM subjects include those in construction, engineering, information and communication technology and science and mathematics subject areas.
  7. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  8. This release does not now include offender learners for 2019/20 onwards as this data is being collected by the Ministry of Justice. In previous releases we included offender learning in our data where relevant, which accounted for around 78,000 learners aged 18+ in 2017/18 and around 57,600 learners aged 18+ in 2018/19.

KPIs

Filename
kpi-1920-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20
Content

In progress

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
AEB-partAdult education budget participation
CL-achCommunity learning achievements
CL-partCommunity learning participation
ET-achEducation and training achievements
ET-partEducation and training participation
FES-achFurther education and skills achievements
FES-partFurther education and skills participation