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

Statistics on staff in Colleges:

The Education and Training Foundation has responsibity for the annual collection and analysis of further education and skills workforce data.

College funding and financial data:

College inspections:

Skills and employment research and statistics:

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is a Non-Departmental Public Body providing strategic leadership on skills and employment issues in the four nations of the UK.

Higher education statistics: