This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of adults who have participated in formal or non-formal learning in the last 12 months
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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.
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.
|Data last updated||24 June 2022|
|Metadata last updated||24 June 2022|