Academic Year 2019/20

Longer term destinations

Data guidance

Published

Description

This document describes the data included in the ‘Longer term destination measures: 2019/20’ Official Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least 3 stars for Open Data.

The publication methodology, available on the publication report, should be referenced alongside this data. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality as well as explaining methodology used in producing the data.

Coverage

This release provides information on destinations from:

  • state-funded mainstream schools
  • state-funded special schools (including non-maintained special schools)
  • alternative provision

This information is based on data from the National Pupil Database and the Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset.

File formats and conventions

The Code of Practice for Statistics requires us to take reasonable steps to ensure that our published or disseminated statistics protect confidentiality. Where appropriate we apply disclosure control to protect confidentiality. 

The following symbols have been used in this publication: 

( 0 ) zero 

( c ) small number suppressed to preserve confidentiality or for accountability reasons 

( z ) not applicable 

(x) not available

( low ) positive % less than 0.5 

Small cohorts 

At institutional level, where cohorts are less than 6, all data are suppressed. This is to ensure that schools are not held to account for small cohorts of pupils rather than for confidentiality reasons. 

This does not apply to levels of data other than institutional level.

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.

Headline: Longer term destinations

Filename
ltd_dm_ud_201415_headline_nat.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15
Content

National level destinations headline data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2014/15 cohort)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
overall_y1Overall sustained destinations after one year
overall_y3Overall sustained destinations after three years
overall_y5Overall sustained destinations after five years
Footnotes
  1. Note that employment figures showed an increase between 2013/14 and 2014/15 destination years due to the introduction of the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, and so Year 1 employment figures between the 2012/13 and 2013/14 cohorts are not directly comparable.

Institution level: Longer term destinations

Filename
ltd_dm_201415_inst.csv
Geographic levels
School
Time period
2014/15
Content

Institution level Destinations data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2014/15 cohort)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced apprenticeships (level 3)
appl4Higher and degree apprenticeships (level 4 and above)
apprenSustained apprenticeships
characteristicStudent characteristic
cohortNumber of pupils completing key stage 4
data_typeData type
destination_yearDestination year
educationSustained education destination
feFurther education
fel10noEntry level or level 1 (e.g. Entry Level Certificate, Entry Level Diploma, Level 1 Certificate, Level 1 Diploma)
fel2Level 2 (e.g. GCSE 9 - 4/ A* - C, Level 2 National Certificate, Level 2 National Diploma)
fel3Level 3 (e.g. A level, Level 3 National Certificate, Level 3 National Diploma)
heHigher education
hel4Level 4 (e.g. Higher National Certificates)
hel5Level 5 (e.g. Foundation degree and Higher National Diploma)
hel6Level 6 (e.g. Degree with/without honours)
other_eduOther education destination
overallSustained education, employment & apprenticeships
sfc_and_ssfSchool sixth form & Sixth form college
Footnotes
  1. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  2. Disadvantage status: Given as in year 11. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous six years or having been looked after by their local authority. These are the pupils who would have attracted the pupil premium when in year 11. Pupils with no key stage 4 record were not known to be disadvantaged in year 11 and are included in all other pupils.
  3. Activity not captured: means the young person wasn’t found to have any participation in education or employment, had made no claim to out-of-work benefits and was not recorded NEET.
  4. Not recorded as a sustained destination: includes pupils who did not sustain a destination from October to March but had some participation between August and July. It also includes pupils who had no participation in education or employment but had claimed out-of-work benefits or were recorded NEET by their local authority between August and July
  5. The following symbols have been used in this publication: (0) zero, ( c ) small number suppressed to preserve confidentiality or for accountability reasons, ( z ) not applicable, (x) not available, ( low ) positive % less than 0.5

Local authority level: Longer term destinations

Filename
ltd_dm_ud_201415_la.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; Regional
Time period
2012/13 to 2014/15
Content

Local Authority destinations data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2014/15 cohort) by different geography levels, characteristics groups, provider types and qualification levels.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment destination
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced apprenticeships (level 3)
appl4Higher and degree apprenticeships (level 4 and above)
apprenSustained apprenticeships
characteristicStudent characteristic
cohortNumber of pupils completing key stage 4
data_typeData type
destination_yearDestination year
educationSustained education destination
feFurther education
fel10noEntry level or level 1 (e.g. Entry Level Certificate, Entry Level Diploma, Level 1 Certificate, Level 1 Diploma)
fel2Level 2 (e.g. GCSE 9 - 4/ A* - C, Level 2 National Certificate, Level 2 National Diploma)
fel3Level 3 (e.g. A level, Level 3 National Certificate, Level 3 National Diploma)
heHigher education
hel4Level 4 (e.g. Higher National Certificates)
hel5Level 5 (e.g. Foundation degree and Higher National Diploma)
hel6Level 6 (e.g. Degree with/without honours)
institution_groupInstitution group
other_eduOther education destination
overallSustained education, employment & apprenticeships
sfc_and_ssfSchool sixth form & Sixth form college
Footnotes
  1. Note that employment figures showed an increase between 2013/14 and 2014/15 destination years due to the introduction of the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, and so Year 1 employment figures between the 2012/13 and 2013/14 cohorts are not directly comparable.
  2. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  3. Disadvantage status: Given as in year 11. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous six years or having been looked after by their local authority. These are the pupils who would have attracted the pupil premium when in year 11. Pupils with no key stage 4 record were not known to be disadvantaged in year 11 and are included in all other pupils.
  4. Alternative provision: includes state place funded alternative provision (Pupil Referral Units, AP academies, AP free schools, and hospital schools) and other alternative provision (education funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including independent schools, non-maintained special schools, and providers who do not meet the criteria for registration as a school)
  5. State-funded special schools: includes community special schools, foundation special schools, special sponsored academies, special converter academies, and special free schools and non-maintained special schools.
  6. State-funded mainstream schools: include community schools, voluntary aided schools, voluntary controlled schools, foundation schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges and further education colleges with provision for 14- to 16-year-olds.
  7. Activity not captured: means the young person wasn’t found to have any participation in education or employment, had made no claim to out-of-work benefits and was not recorded NEET.
  8. Not recorded as a sustained destination: includes pupils who did not sustain a destination from October to March but had some participation between August and July. It also includes pupils who had no participation in education or employment but had claimed out-of-work benefits or were recorded NEET by their local authority between August and July
  9. Numbers of pupils in the Disadvantage Status breakdown have been rounded to the nearest 5 to preserve confidentiality. Values of 1 and 2 are represented by the "low" symbol.
  10. The following symbols have been used in this publication: (0) zero, ( c ) small number suppressed to preserve confidentiality or for accountability reasons, ( z ) not applicable, (x) not available, ( low ) positive % less than 0.5

National: Longer term destinations

Filename
ltd_dm_ud_201415_nat.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2012/13 to 2014/15
Content

National level destinations data 1, 3 and 5 years after students leave key stage 4 (2014/15 cohort) for different characteristic groups, provider types, and qualification levels.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
all_notsustNot recorded as a sustained destination
all_unknownActivity not captured
all_workSustained employment
appl2Intermediate apprenticeships (level 2)
appl3Advanced apprenticeships (level 3)
appl4Higher and degree apprenticeships (level 4 and above)
apprenSustained apprenticeships
characteristicStudent characteristics
cohortNumber of pupils completing key stage 4
data_typeData type
destination_yearDestination year
educationSustained education
feFurther education
fel10noEntry level or level 1 (e.g. Entry Level Certificate, Entry Level Diploma, Level 1 Certificate, Level 1 Diploma)
fel2Level 2 (e.g. GCSE 9 - 4/ A* - C, Level 2 National Certificate, Level 2 National Diploma)
fel3Level 3 (e.g. A level, Level 3 National Certificate, Level 3 National Diploma)
heUK higher education institution
hel4Level 4 (e.g. Higher National Certificates)
hel5Level 5 (e.g. Foundation degree and Higher National Diploma)
hel6Level 6 (e.g. Degree with/without honours)
institution_groupInstitution group
other_eduOther education
overallSustained education, apprenticeship or employment
sfc_and_ssfSixth form college or school sixth form
Footnotes
  1. Note that employment figures showed an increase between 2013/14 and 2014/15 destination years due to the introduction of the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, and so Year 1 employment figures between the 2012/13 and 2013/14 cohorts are not directly comparable.
  2. Prior attainment: achievement level at key stage 4 (level 2).
  3. Disadvantage status: Given as in year 11. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those who were eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous six years or having been looked after by their local authority. These are the pupils who would have attracted the pupil premium when in year 11. Pupils with no key stage 4 record were not known to be disadvantaged in year 11 and are included in all other pupils.
  4. Alternative provision: includes state place funded alternative provision (Pupil Referral Units, AP academies, AP free schools, and hospital schools) and other alternative provision (education funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including independent schools, non-maintained special schools, and providers who do not meet the criteria for registration as a school)
  5. State-funded special schools: includes community special schools, foundation special schools, special sponsored academies, special converter academies, and special free schools and non-maintained special schools.
  6. State-funded mainstream schools: include community schools, voluntary aided schools, voluntary controlled schools, foundation schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges and further education colleges with provision for 14- to 16-year-olds.
  7. Activity not captured: means the young person wasn’t found to have any participation in education or employment, had made no claim to out-of-work benefits and was not recorded NEET.
  8. Not recorded as a sustained destination: includes pupils who did not sustain a destination from October to March but had some participation between August and July. It also includes pupils who had no participation in education or employment but had claimed out-of-work benefits or were recorded NEET by their local authority between August and July
  9. The following symbols have been used in this publication: (0) zero, ( c ) small number suppressed to preserve confidentiality or for accountability reasons, ( z ) not applicable, (x) not available, ( low ) positive % less than 0.5