Academic Year 2017/18

Further education: outcome-based success measures

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The Further education: outcome-based success measures present statistics on the employment, earnings and learning outcomes of further education learners. 

This publication covers learners who achieved apprenticeships, adult (19+) FE and Skills learners, and learners who completed a traineeship in 2017/18, and tracks their outcomes in the following academic year (2018/19). Revised data for previous years is also provided.


Headline facts and figures - 2017/18

Of the 1.1 million learners who achieved a government funded further education learning aim (including apprenticeships) in the academic year 2017/18:

  • 78% of learners had a sustained destination into either employment, or learning, or both in the following year. This rate remained unchanged from 2016/17.
  • 68% of learners had a sustained employment destination in the following year. This rate also remained unchanged from the previous year.
  • 22% of learners had a sustained learning destination in the following year. This represents a 1 ppt drop from learners who achieved their aim in 2016/17.

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