April

Statistics

Further education and skills: statistical first release – Update

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Statistics

This SFR provides information on adult (aged 19 and over) government-funded further education (excluding schools and higher education) and all age (16 and over) apprenticeships in England, between 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2014. It includes provisional data for the first two quarters of the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

The data show that there were 2,929,600 adult learners participating in government-funded education programmes in 2013/14. Of these, 951,800 were taking part in an English and maths course.


FE data library: apprenticeships - Update

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Statistics

This statistical data set provides information on apprenticeships through a number of reports broken down by starts, achievements, sector, framework, geography, gender, age and others.
In 2012/13 there were 504,200 apprenticeship programme starts in England. This was a slight decrease from the previous year when figures stood at 515,000. Provisional data for the current academic year (August to January) shows 245,000 starts so far.


Schools in England

Department for Education, Publications

Information on all schools in England, including:

• local-authority-maintained schools
• academies
• free schools
• studio schools
• university technical colleges
• independent schools

Details include:

• address
• school type
• phone number


2015 cycle applicant figures (Interim) April

UCAS, Statistics

This statistical release reports interim applicant totals in the 2015 UCAS application cycle at Monday 20 April 2015.
In England, 436,680 applications have been made at this point. This figure has slightly increased year-on-year since 2012, although figures are still lower than the 455,160 applications made in England in 2011. This pattern has been similar for the UK overall.


SFA: national success rates tables 2013 to 2014

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Statistics

Apprenticeship and education and training national success rates tables with supporting guidance.
The data show a 68.9% overall success rate for all institution types at all levels in 2013/14. The data are broken down further into success rates for each institution type at each apprenticeship level.


Guidance

Letter to awarding organisations: submitting statements of compliance to Ofqual

Ofqual, Correspondence

A letter to awarding organisations explaining what they need to provide in their annual statements of compliance and how to submit them.


New GCSEs, AS and A levels accredited to be taught from 2015

Ofqual, Guidance

A list of GCSEs, AS levels and A levels that Ofqual have accredited to be taught from September 2015.


Letter to awarding organisations: developing a RITS replacement

Ofqual, Correspondence

A letter to awarding organisations on how to take part in working groups on the development of Ofqual's new Regulatory IT System (RITS).


GCE qualification-level conditions and requirements

Ofqual, Regulation

Rules and regulations for reformed A levels and AS qualifications taught from September 2015.


GCE qualification-level guidance

Ofqual, Statutory guidance

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for reformed A levels and AS qualifications.


GCE qualification-level conditions (for pre-reform qualifications)

Ofqual, Regulation

Rules and regulations for all pre-reform A levels and AS qualifications.


School census 2015 to 2016: guide for schools and LAs

Department for Education, Guidance

Guide for schools and local authorities (LAs) to help them complete and submit autumn 2015 to summer 2016 school census data.


School census 2015 to 2016: business and technical specification

Department for Education, Guidance

Technical specification defining the school census 2015 to 2016, including the business rationale for the collection.


EYFSP 2015: technical specification

Department for Education, Guidance

This document defines the scope of the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) return 2015.


Phonics screening data collection 2015: technical specification

Department for Education, Guidance

This document defines the scope of the 2015 phonics screening check data collection from local authorities.


KS1 assessments data collection 2015: technical specification

Department for Education, Guidance

Technical specification defining the scope of the 2015 key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection from local authorities.