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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Learning activities by sector subject area and medium of delivery
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[Collapse]All sector subject areas1,45010,82535,550.447,880...495,705
All sector subject areasHealth, Public Services and Care1951,2855,390.49,880...56,750
Science and Mathematics157551,500.18,945...21,220
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care53151,365.3,700...5,385
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies*7652,570.19,760...23,090
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment*7851,380.15,920...18,090
Information and Communication Technology40190930.15,310...16,470
Retail and Commercial Enterprise5951,0003,035.19,915...24,545
Leisure, Travel and Tourism185185700.8,665...9,735
Arts, Media and Publishing*3701,500.13,400...15,275
History, Philosophy and Theology.75240.5,780...6,095
Social Sciences.60415.4,250...4,725
Languages, Literature and Culture1525490.18,030...18,560
Education and Training5210220.5,825...6,260
Preparation for Life and Work2104,21012,095.211,050...227,565
Business, Administration and Law1755803,330.30,500...34,580
Not known*20390.6,950...7,365


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

Last update
20 February 2020 20 February 2020

Next update
February 2021

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 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

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.

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

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.

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