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Further education, work-based learning and community learning

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  • Release date: 23 March 2016
  • Period covered: 2014/15 (August to July)
  • Next update: 30 November 2016
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 report summarises provisional data on learners in post-16 education and training excluding those at Higher Education institutions and schools but including Further Education institutions, other Work-based Learning providers and Community Learning provision collected via the Welsh Government’s Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR).

Key points

  • There were 195,700 learners at FE Institutions, Community Learning or Work-based Learning providers during 2014/15, a reduction of 12 per cent on 2013/14.
  • Within this fall in the total FE/WBL/CL population, full-time learner numbers in FE changed little but part-time numbers at FEIs declined by 16 per cent. Total local authority community learning fell by 31 per cent.
  • Total work-based learner numbers fell by 12 per cent but the number of higher apprentices rose by 44 per cent.


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