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Further education, work-based learning and community learning

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  • Release date: 26 November 2014
  • Period covered: 2013/14 (August to July)
  • Next update: 25 March 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.

Key points

  • There were 222,620 learners at FE Institutions, Community Learning or Work-based Learning providers during 2013/14, a reduction of 3.0 per cent on 2012/13.
  • Within this fall in the total FE/WBL/CL population, full-time learner numbers in FE were almost unchanged but part-time numbers at FEIs declined by 7.2 per cent.  Total local authority community learning fell by 18 per cent.
  • Work-based learning provision rose by 7.6 per cent to over 65,900 learners in 2013/14, higher than in any of the previous seven years.


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