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Further education, work-based learning and community learning

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  • Release date: 26 March 2014
  • Period covered: 2012/13 (August to July)
  • Next update: 26 November 2014
A report which presents information on enrolled learners and their activities by age, gender, mode of study, type of programme and level of study.

Key points

  • There were 229,555 learners at FE Institutions, Community Learning or Work-based Learning providers during 2012/13, a reduction of 0.7 per cent on 2011/12.
  • Within this fall in the total FE/WBL/CL population, learner numbers at FE institutions rose by 3.8 per cent for full-time learners but declined by 8.0 per cent for part-time learners.  Total local authority community learning fell by 12 per cent.
  • Work-based learning provision rose by 14.5 per cent to over 61,000 learners in 2012/13, higher than in any of the previous five years.


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