Education Reform

All the latest information on qualification reform can be found via our website, in the ‘Education Reform’ section.


FE data library: apprenticeship vacancies
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Information on apprenticeship vacancies.

Graduate outcomes: longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data
Department for Education

Experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates using matched data from different government departments.

NEET statistics quarterly brief: April to June 2016
Department for Education

Statistics about 16- to 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Variability in AS and A level results

Ofqual's study into variability in AS and A level results for individual schools and colleges.

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), UK: Aug 2016
Office for National Statistics

Estimates of young people (aged 16 to 24) who are not in education, employment or training, by age and sex.

Youth Offer: work experience and sector-based work academy starts to May 2016
Department for Work and Pensions

Work experience and sector-based work academy starts for 18 to 24 year olds funded by the Youth Offer up to and including May 2016.


14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance
Department for Education

Guidance for awarding organisations submitting technical and applied qualifications for school and college performance tables.

Apprenticeships: teachers' handbook and study material
Skills Funding Agency

Information for young people and teachers to help potential apprentices choose their career.

Early years census 2017: guide
Department for Education

Guide for local authorities to help them prepare and submit 2017 early years census data.

Early years census 2017: technical specification
Department for Education

Technical specification and validation rules for local authorities and software suppliers preparing for the early years census 2017.

English Baccalaureate: eligible qualifications
Department for Education

A list of qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Individualised Learner Record (ILR): check that data is accurate
Skills Funding Agency

Information about the Funding Information System (FIS), to help further education (FE) providers validate ILR data.

Interactive post-16 school census tool
Education Funding Agency

An interactive tool to help schools and academies submit an accurate autumn census return.

LRS: monthly headline report
Skills Funding Agency

Learning records service monthly headline report for national learners aged 14+.

Parental responsibility measures attendance census 2016: guide
Department for Education

A guide to help local authorities complete the census.


Early years funding: changes to funding for 3- and 4-year-olds
Department for Education

Seeking views on changes to how we fund free childcare and early education for 3- and 4-year-olds, including a new national funding formula.