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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Learning activities at further education institutions by subject and medium of delivery
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[Collapse]All sector subject areas2,19518,14033,230732,060...785,620
All sector subject areas[Collapse]Health, Public Services and Care2101,9905,59069,775...77,565
Health, Public Services and CareMedicine and Dentistry..*100...110
Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine.51101,735...1,855
Health and Social Care1851,0954,14055,090...60,505
Public Services.753054,140...4,515
Child Development and Well Being258151,0358,705...10,580
[Collapse]Science and Mathematics201,04534037,830...39,240
Science and MathematicsScience.37527015,205...15,850
Mathematics and Statistics206707522,625...23,390
[Collapse]Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care*7408709,040...10,725
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal CareAgriculture*4502402,390...3,150
Horticulture and Forestry.1151652,945...3,225
Animal Care and Veterinary Science.1804152,845...3,435
Environmental Conservation..55845...900
Other (Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care)...10...10
[Collapse]Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.1,4751,13535,920...38,530
Engineering and Manufacturing TechnologiesEngineering.1,07523519,945...21,250
Manufacturing Technologies.755155,800...6,390
Transportation Operations and Maintenance.3353859,570...10,285
Other (Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies)...605...605
[Collapse]Construction, Planning and the Built Environment.1,36560027,905...29,870
Construction, Planning and the Built EnvironmentArchitecture...145...145
Building and Construction.1,36560027,640...29,595
Other (Construction, Planning and the Built Environment)...*...*
[Collapse]Information and Communication Technology851151,33529,810...31,340
Information and Communication TechnologyICT Practitioners.752508,265...8,595
ICT for Users85351,07519,725...20,920
Other (Information and Communication Technology)..51,820...1,825
[Collapse]Retail and Commercial Enterprise1,2802,8002,77536,345...43,195
Retail and Commercial EnterpriseRetailing and Wholesaling1,270751502,875...4,370
Warehousing and Distribution...290...290
Service Enterprises102,04052515,395...17,970
Hospitality and Catering.6852,09513,565...16,340
Other (Retail and Commercial Enterprise)...4,220...4,220
[Collapse]Leisure, Travel and Tourism*37044511,115...11,930
Leisure, Travel and TourismSport, Leisure and Recreation*3254459,490...10,260
Travel and Tourism.45.1,625...1,670
[Collapse]Arts, Media and Publishing*6302,70028,330...31,670
Arts, Media and PublishingPerforming Arts.2804805,525...6,290
Crafts, Creative Arts and Design*3051,91014,615...16,825
Media and Communication.402858,030...8,365
Publishing and Information Services..25155...185
[Collapse]History, Philosophy and Theology1016053511,075...11,775
History, Philosophy and TheologyHistory101104103,020...3,550
Archaeology and Archaeological Sciences..1090...100
Theology and Religious Studies.50*1,710...1,760
Other (History, Philosophy and Theology)..1105,835...5,940
[Collapse]Social Sciences.1351708,815...9,120
Social SciencesGeography.65*1,905...1,980
Sociology and Social Policy.75804,380...4,535
Other (Social Sciences)..15260...275
[Collapse]Languages, Literature and Culture17031544543,545...44,475
Languages, Literature and CultureLanguages, Literature and Culture of the British Isles15027022033,710...34,350
Other Languages, Literature and Culture20351053,935...4,095
Other (Languages, Literature and Culture).101205,890...6,015
[Collapse]Education and Training2017540513,630...14,230
Education and TrainingTeaching and Lecturing203028010,790...11,120
Direct Learning Support.1451252,840...3,110
[Collapse]Preparation for Life and Work3106,17510,405329,885...346,775
Preparation for Life and WorkFoundations for Learning and Life2555,4059,280309,825...324,765
Preparation for Work557651,12520,060...22,010
[Collapse]Business, Administration and Law106454,95537,760...43,375
Business, Administration and LawAccounting and Finance.*605,780...5,840
Business Management103504,45018,700...23,510
Marketing and Sales.101251,200...1,335
Law and Legal Services.45*3,880...3,930
Other (Business, Administration and Law).30*1,225...1,330
[Collapse]Not knownNot known.155251,275...1,815


Learning activities at Further Education Institutions in Wales

Last update
7 February 2018 7 February 2018

Next update
February 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Lifelong Learning Wales Record, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This table provides the number of learning activities at further education (FE) institutions in Wales. The data includes work-based learning provision at FE institutions on a consortium member basis and local authority community learning where there is a formal enrolment with an FE institution.

This is one of two tables that provide counts on a learning activity basis. The other table, which offers different dimensions for the data to be broken down by, can be found under the Weblinks tab.

All figures are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5. Any values greater than 0 and less than 5 have been suppressed and replaced with an asterisk (*)

Data collection and calculation
From 2016/17 onwards all data in the table is calculated using the month 5 freeze of the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). This freeze is produced close to the end of the December after the academic year in question finishes. For example, the freeze containing the 2016/17 data was taken close to the end of December 2017.
Prior to 2016/17 data in the table was calculated using the month 7 freeze of the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). This freeze was produced close to the end of the February after the academic year in question finishes. For example, the freeze containing the 2015/16 data was taken close to the end of February 2017.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data in the table is presented on an academic year basis, which runs from 1st August - 31st July.

Users, uses and context
The data in this table are used both within and outside the Welsh Government to monitor educational trends and as a baseline for further analysis of the underlying data. Some of the key users are:

Ministers and the Members Research Service in the National Assembly for Wales
Officials in the Welsh Government
Other government departments
Further Education Institutions, Work-Based Learning providers and local authorities
Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and Training in Wales
Students, researchers, and academics
Individual citizens, private companies, and the media

These statistics are used in a variety of ways. Some examples of these are:

General background and research
Inclusion in reports and briefings
Advice to Ministers
Informing and evaluating the education policy-making process in Wales

LLWR data are used to underpin funding and performance reports for learning providers, to calculate NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figures and in student finance modelling.

Rounding applied
All figures in the table have been rounded to the closest multiple of 5. All non-zero values less than 5 have been suppressed and are denoted by an asterisk (*).

Statistical quality
Statisticians within the Welsh Government review the data and query any anomalies with the LLWR data collection team and, where relevant, with learning providers before tables are published.

The LLWR data underlying this table are intended to be final, for non-funding purposes.

Weblinks - Further education, work-based learning and community learning statistics: an annual publication which this table provides part of a digital alternative with improved interactivity. Previous publications of this release provide data for the academic years 2006/07 - 2011/12, and there are no current plans to update this table to include data previous to 2012/13. - A second report which provides data on learning activities at further education institutions. Learning activity numbers in this report can be broken down by age group, gender and qualification type.

Lifelong Learning Wales Record LLWR Further Education FE Post 16 P16