FE Workforce Data Collection

Closes 11 Jun 2019

Opened 20 Mar 2019


This consultation seeks your views on our proposed strategy to improve FE workforce data.

Why We Are Consulting

In summer 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) undertook a Call for Evidence to understand FE sector opinions on the data currently collected in relation to FE workforce, what additional requirements there might be, and how the sector thought this could be achieved.

The feedback we received indicated that the sector places a high value on workforce data. FE providers use data for workforce planning, sector analysis, benchmarking and identifying skills gaps. The Call highlighted the collective effort the sector has made in improving existing collections and the lessons we can learn from this.

This consultation will build on the evidence we have gathered to date by testing our proposed strategy.

Give Us Your Views


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • 16-18 year old students resident at these institutions
  • Unions and representative organisations


  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Pay, conditions and pensions
  • Recruitment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work based training
  • Community learning