National participation figures for end 2020 and updates to provisional estimates for end 2019.


Participation in education, training and employment: 2020


This statistical release provides national participation in education, training and employment figures for 16 to 18-year olds to the end of 2020.

It contains information from different post-16 learning options, including:

  • school
  • further education colleges
  • apprenticeships
  • higher education

Headline measures are the percentages of 16 to 18-year olds:

  • in education and apprenticeships
  • who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Breakdowns are set out by:

  • age
  • gender
  • mode of study
  • type of learning
  • institution type (for example, further education colleges, schools)
  • labour market status
  • highest qualification being studied

Post-16 statistics team

Sally Marshall, Data Insight and Statistics Division
Department for Education
2 St Paul’s Place
125 Norfolk Street
S1 2FJ

Email [email protected]

Published 24 June 2021