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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Learning activities by learning aim and sector subject area
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Academic yearAcademic years run from 1 August of the initial year to 31 July of the following year.[Filtered]
Delivery mediumPrior to 2014/15 this dimension was based on the medium of delivery, and from 2014/15 onwards this dimension is dependent on the medium that the assessment was completed in. This creates a discontinuity in the series and therefore the data for medium of delivery are not comparable between these years. Any activities not delivered/assessed entirely in English or Welsh are deemed to be bilingual. Qualifications that teach the Welsh language, including Welsh for Adults, are categorised as English medium.<br /><br />The language dimension has been updated to use the new definition introduced in 2014/15. This information was previously published using the old definition.[Filter]
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[Collapse]ProviderThis dimension gives the provider with whom the learner is studying. Data for further education (FE) institutions includes work-based learning provision on a consortium member basis and local authority community learning (LACL) where there is a formal enrolment with the FE institution. The remainder of the providers are split between LACL and WBL providers, with the latter being grouped together as other training providers.[Filtered]
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Region of domicileThis dimension gives the local authority of domicile of the learner, and has been calculated using their recorded home postcode. The 22 local authorities in Wales are grouped under four regions.[Filter]
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[Collapse]Sector subject areaThis dimension gives the sector subject area (SSA) of the learning activity. These SSAs are derived from the LearnDirect Classification System, and are the QCA defined learning areas with some amendments to be consistent with Estyn statistics. [Filter]
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[Collapse]All sector subject areasClick here to sortAll sector subject areas
Click here to sortHealth, Public Services and CareClick here to sortScience and MathematicsClick here to sortAgriculture, Horticulture and Animal CareClick here to sortEngineering and Manufacturing TechnologiesClick here to sortConstruction, Planning and the Built EnvironmentClick here to sortInformation and Communication TechnologyClick here to sortRetail and Commercial EnterpriseClick here to sortLeisure, Travel and TourismClick here to sortArts, Media and PublishingClick here to sortHistory, Philosophy and TheologyClick here to sortSocial SciencesClick here to sortLanguages, Literature and CultureClick here to sortEducation and TrainingClick here to sortPreparation for Life and WorkClick here to sortBusiness, Administration and LawClick here to sortNot known
[Collapse]All learning activities133,960*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5,68525,58530,63014,14064,95514,110210.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication8,535506,745122,70011,720939,050
All learning activitiesAS / A / A2 level.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
OCN / BTEC / Access certificate or diploma.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
First certificate / diploma*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
GCSE / VCE.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
GNVQ / AVCE.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Higher Education levelExcludes NVQs.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication215
Key Skills / Essential Skills Wales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable204,980.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable204,980
National certificate / diploma525.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20544520.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5602,0204,295
NVQIncludes QCF qualifications directly replacing NVQs5,365*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication7,96013,310*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication23,5105,615.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4,460.The data item is not applicable42,000*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication102,260
QCFExcludes direct NVQ equivalents101,895*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5,39015,86015,66512,69040,5007,785190.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3,97518,03077,075125299,235
OtherIncludes all other types of learning aim not listed, e.g. City and Guild Certificates, ECDL, CLAIT and basic skills qualifications*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,440*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,160*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication283,7553,0709,425328,010

Metadata

Title

Learning activities in further education and work-based learning in Wales

Last update

24 February 2022 24 February 2022

Next update

February 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Lifelong Learning Wales Record, Welsh Government

Contact email

post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Weblinks

http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/further-education-work-based-learning-community-learning-statistics/ - Further education, work-based learning and community learning statistics: an annual publication which this table provides part of a digital alternative with improved interactivity.

General description

This table provides the number of learning activities pursued by post-16 learners (excluding those enrolled at higher education institutions and school sixth forms) attending institutions in Wales.

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

Annual

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 (*).

Keywords

Lifelong Learning Wales Record LLWR Further Education FE Community Learning ACL LACL Work Based Learning WBL Post 16 P16 Annual Volume

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.

From 1 August 2017, information relating to Welsh for Adults provision in Further Education institutions is no longer collected through the LLWR.
From 1 August 2017, information relating to learning activities not funded by the Welsh Government is no longer collected through the LLWR