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Further education, work-based learning and community learning

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  • Release date: 25 November 2015
  • Period covered: 2014/15 (August to July)
  • Next update: 23 March 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.

Key points

  • There were 195,655 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 15 per cent.  Total local authority community learning fell by 38 per cent.
  • Total work-based learner numbers fell by 12 per cent but the number of higher apprentices rose by 43 per cent.


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