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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Unique learners in work-based learning provision by programme and primary disability and/or learning difficulty
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Academic yearAcademic years run from 1 August of the initial year to 31 July of the following year. [Filtered]
[Collapse]Age groupThis dimension gives the age of the learner at 31 August of the academic year. [Filtered]
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Age group 1[Filter]
[Collapse]Ethnicity[Filtered]
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Ethnicity 1[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]
[Collapse]Gender[Filtered]
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Gender 1[Filter]
Area codes[Filter]
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[Collapse]Programme Type[Filter]
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Programme Type 2
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Primary LDD 1
[Collapse]All programme typesClick here to sortAll programme types
[Collapse]All apprenticeship programmesIncludes Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, and MSDs.Click here to sortAll apprenticeship programmesIncludes Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, and MSDs.[Collapse]Steps to Employment[Collapse]Traineeships[Collapse]Work Ready[Collapse]Other programmesIncludes Pathways to Apprenticeship programmes, which are non work-based learning (WBL) programmes at further education insitutions supporting WBL provision.
Click here to sortFoundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)Click here to sortApprenticeship (Level 3)Click here to sortHigher Apprenticeship (Level 4+)MSDs (Modern Skills Diplomas) were replaced by Higher Apprenticeships for programmes starting on or after August 2011.Click here to sortSteps to EmploymentClick here to sortTraineeshipsClick here to sortWork ReadyClick here to sortOther programmesIncludes Pathways to Apprenticeship programmes, which are non work-based learning (WBL) programmes at further education insitutions supporting WBL provision.
[Collapse]All learners72,17089,01537,870199,055.The data item is not applicable21,765*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication220,960
All learnersVisual impairment23526595585.The data item is not applicable145.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable735
Hearing impairment400365190955.The data item is not applicable110.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,065
Physical and / or medical difficulties6056252751,495.The data item is not applicable345.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,845
Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties19513535365.The data item is not applicable965.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,330
Multi-sensory impairment*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 disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.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 disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Autistic spectrum disorders17012535335.The data item is not applicable530.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable865
Speech, language and communication difficulties8545*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication140.The data item is not applicable210.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable350
Moderate / general learning difficulties33022055605.The data item is not applicable540.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,145
Severe learning difficulties*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 disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.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 disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Profound and multiple learning difficulties*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 applicable35.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 applicable60
Specific learning difficulties3,6903,3201,0708,070.The data item is not applicable2,105.The data item is not applicable510,185
Not knownIncludes all instances where the learner considers themselves to have a learning difficulty and/or disability but the type is not known or not declared.9575*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication200.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 applicable215
Does not apply66,33083,81536,075186,220.The data item is not applicable16,740*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication203,090

Metadata

Title

Unique learners in 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. 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.

General description

This table provides the number of learners enrolled in work-based learning (WBL) in Wales.

Learner counts are provided on a 'unique learner' basis which uses the unique learner identifier in the underlying data. This eliminates any element of multiple-counting where a learner is enrolled at two or more providers in a single academic year.

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.

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 Work Based Learning WBL Apprenticeship Apprenticeships Post 16 P16

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.