This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 20072 . The Act requires all statistics currently designated as National Statistics to be assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics . This report covers statistics published in the Post-16 Education & Skills: Learner Participation, Outcomes and Level of Highest Qualification Held quarterly statistical first release produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Associated correspondence: Statistics on Further Education and Skills: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics