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Indicator 4.3.1 Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

Percentage of adults who have participated in formal or non-formal learning in the last 12 months

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Source: Department for Education

Geographical Area: England

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: Please note, some figures should be treated with caution due to sample sizes <30. For more information, see data source.

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Percentage of adults who have participated in formal or non-formal learning in the last 12 months

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

England

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

Formal learning is defined as learning that is intended to lead to a nationally recognised qualification. For example, a degree or NVQ. Non-formal learning is defined a course or taught class that does not lead to a nationally recognised qualification. For example, a first aid course. The Adult Education Survey uses a non-harmonised definition of disability. In the survey a respondent’s disability status was classified as either ‘Currently disabled and/or work-limiting disabled’ or ‘Not disabled’. Disabled (current disability) includes those who have a long-term disability which substantially limits their day-to-day activities. Work-limiting disabled includes those who have a long-term disability which affects the kind or amount of work they might do.

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The survey sampled individuals in England aged 19 and over who were not in continuous full-time education or who had returned to full-time education following a break of more than two years. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

Target name

By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organisation - Institute of Statistics (UNESCO-UIS)

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Organisation

Department for Education

Periodicity

NA

Earliest available data

2016

Geographical coverage

England

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Release date

22/08/2018

Next release

NA

Statistical classification

Official

Contact details

aliki.pareas@education.gov.uk

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