Data Management

This site seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data and is under constant development. We want to work with you to make it better.

Data Service

The single authoritative source of data for post-16 further education, with sole responsibility for its collection and dissemination.

Data Service - Training & Support

Various training and support materials available, that includes e-learning , user guides, search tips, frequently asked questions and help sections.


feconnect provides an online meeting place where you can talk to colleagues about data issues and help each other to resolve problems, as well as a forum for consultation on data standards and quality developments.

Funding Guidance

Skills Funding Agency funding rules for various streams.

Information Authority

Sets and regulates data and collection standards for all orgfanisations involved in further education and training.

Information Commissioner

Responsible for Data Protection

Learning Aim Reference Application (LARA)

The LARA Database (LARA) contains functionality to search for aims and view aim details.

Learning Information Suite (LIS)

The LIS is designed for use by all providers who return ILR data to the Data Service using the provider batch route.

Neighbourhood Statistics

Detailed statistics about your neighbourhood or local authority.

Online Data Collection Service

Entry of ILR Data in either On-Line or Batch mode is available from the Data Collections Web Site.

Success Rate Methodology

The Technical Definitions cover a broad range of definitions to do with analysis and processing of data.


Data privacy is relevant to, and the responsibility of, everyone in your organisation. We all need to be aware and know how to handle data securely and confidentially. TH!NK PRIVACY offers a range of free downloadable materials including posters, bin stickers and postcards, for use within your organisation. You can print them off for use in employee areas.


InspireMe is a fully funded service brought to you by Aspire-igen, ESF, ESFA and the Humber Regional LEP