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Learner outcome measures for further education, work-based learning and adult community learning

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  • Release date: 7 February 2018
  • Period covered: 2016/17
  • Next update: 7 February 2019
An annual report which presents learner outcomes data by level of study, type of learning aim, sector/subject area and learner characteristics.

Learner outcome measures for further education (FE)

  • In 2016/17, the overall learning activity success rate for FE was 87 per cent, up one percentage point from 2015/16.
  • The FE learning activity completion and attainment rates were both 93 per cent in 2016/17.

Learner outcome measures for work-based learning (WBL)

  • The overall WBL apprenticeship framework success rate was 81 per cent, the same rate as in 2015/16.
  • 73 per cent of learners who left Traineeship programmes in 2016/17 had a positive progression (i.e. to employment (including self-employment or voluntary work) or learning at a higher level).

Learner outcome measures for adult community learning (ACL)

  • The overall learning activity success rate for ACL was 90 per cent, up four percentage points from 2015/16.
  • The ACL learning activity completion and attainment rates were 96 per cent and 92 per cent, respectively, in 2016/17.

Learner outcome reports

Learner Outcomes Reports are summaries of the learner success rates achieved by each provider in Wales. The reports show colour-coded information on success rates – the percentage of all qualifications that are achieved by learners – and learner progressions into employment or further learning (for WBL providers).

We publish these reports annually to inform learners, employers, parents and the general public about the outcomes of provision funded by the Welsh Government.


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