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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Learning activities by sector subject area and medium of delivery
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Academic yearAcademic years run from 1 August of the initial year to 31 July of the following year.[Filtered]
[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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Area codes[Filter]
[Collapse]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.[Filtered]
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Region of domicile 3[Filter]
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Learning aim 1[Filter]
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[Collapse]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]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 media of deliveryClick here to sortAll media of delivery
Click here to sortWelsh learning and assessmentFrom 2014/15 onwards, for an activity to be considered Welsh medium all assessments must be completed in Welsh.Click here to sortBilingual learning and assessmentThis category covers all bilingual learning activities where at least 50 per cent of the assessments are completed in Welsh.Click here to sortSignificant bilingual learningThis category covers activities which have some elements of Welsh, but assessment is mainly or entirely in English.Click here to sortPartial bilingual learningThis category covers learning completed in a bilingual context and at least 50 percent of the available assessments within the learning activity completed through the medium of Welsh.Click here to sortEnglish learning and assessmentClick here to sortWelsh learningThis category covers all learning activities where all teaching resources are available in Welsh, but assessments related to this learning activity were not necessarily undertaken through Welsh.Click here to sortBilingual learningThis category covers all learning activities not entirely delivered in English or Welsh.Click here to sortEnglish learning
[Collapse]All sector subject areas4,87034,46541,66062,7401,189,480.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,333,225
All sector subject areasHealth, Public Services and Care6054,2956,78510,965144,195.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable166,845
Science and Mathematics751,4701,5602,92056,880.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable62,910
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care157851,5002,4409,085.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable13,825
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,9803,1303,44558,455.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable68,020
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,2701,5802,39546,270.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable52,530
Information and Communication Technology*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5101,0101,37038,155.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable41,105
Retail and Commercial Enterprise1,7301,8703,3855,35049,045.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable61,390
Leisure, Travel and Tourism7506208601,20020,960.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24,395
Arts, Media and Publishing*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,0651,8502,04534,640.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable39,605
History, Philosophy and Theology.The data item is not applicable15524046018,910.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable19,765
Social Sciences.The data item is not applicable230*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication45512,185.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable13,290
Languages, Literature and Culture315*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,21048,540.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable50,615
Education and Training*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication58527541519,185.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable20,475
Preparation for Life and Work68515,20514,60022,940534,980.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable588,415
Business, Administration and Law6052,2003,5654,14084,815.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable95,320
Not known*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication180*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication99013,165.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable14,735

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

Keywords

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

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 (*).

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.

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