Data Sources

Numerous Government departments and sector organisations collect and produce statistics relating to colleges.

This below list of links about college statistics is a useful resource for colleges on the following topics:
  • statistics on student numbers and achievement
  • staff numbers
  • college funding and financial data
  • higher education statistics

Post 16 learning statistics, research and information:

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (an executive agency of the Department for Education) has the main responsibility for the dissemination of post-16 learning statistics.

Statistics on staff in Colleges:

The Department for Education now has responsibility for collected of data on staff in further education - the next report will be published in Spring/Summer 2022

The Education and Training Foundation had responsibity for the annual collection and analysis of further education and skills workforce data (2010/11 to 2018/19); and prior to that it was LLUK (2003/04 to 2009/10).

College funding and financial data:

College inspections:

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect services providing eductaion and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people

Skills and employment research and statistics:

Skills and employment issues in the four nations of the UK.

Higher education statistics: