The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) is exploring the value of data and statistics in relation to post-16 education and skills in England.

Good quality and accessible information in this area is important to support the most fair, efficient and effective provision of education and training to meet the needs of both individuals and employers. This report explores the extent to which data and statistics in England meet this need and focusses on three main areas: further education and apprenticeships, higher education, and skills and lifelong learning. It does not aim to present a definitive picture but aims to start a conversation about priority areas for improvements.

We have now completed the next phase of our review where we have engaged with users and producers with a specific interest in statistics on post-16 education and skills in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and we have produced a UK report.