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Further education, work-based learning and community learning statistics

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  • Release date: 25 June 2014
  • Period covered: August 2012 to July 2013
  • Next update: 24 June 2015
A report which presents information on enrolled learners and their activities by age, gender, mode of study, type of programme and level of study.

This volume is the tenth in a series providing statistics about the post-16 learning sector (excluding sixth forms and excluding Higher Education institutions apart from in a few specific tables). The main purpose of the publication series is to provide an annual picture of learning which was undertaken in the post-16 learning sector.

The statistics in this volume complement previously issued statistical reports on the 2012/13 post-16 learning sector and summary data available via the StatsWales website (Further Education and work-based learning) but include information not available from those sources.

Key points

  • 174,925 learners were enrolled at Further Education institutions (FEI) during 2012/13, 4.1 per cent fewer than in 2011/12.
  • There was a 29 per cent decrease in FE learner numbers in total at Further and Higher Education institutions between December 2006 and December 2012.
  • 91 per cent of learning activities at FEIs were completed and 93 per cent of the completed activities with an assessable outcome were attained.
  • 31,475 learners pursued a Local Authority Community Learning activity in 2012/13 (including those enrolled at FEIs but taught by local authority staff), 12 per cent fewer than in the previous year.
  • 61,255 learners were engaged in work-based learning provision at FEIs and other training providers in 2012/13, 14.5 per cent more than in 2011/12.
  • 64 per cent of learners leaving their most recent work-based learning programme in 2012/13 went into current or new employment.


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