We collect annual workforce data from learning providers across the FE sector to create an evidence base for government and sector body policy making. All providers funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency are requested to submit data. You can submit your 2017/18 data now!

Why submit your data? Here are three key reasons:

1. To give policy makers accurate, robust data about the sector workforce
2. To gain use of free, bespoke data analytic tools
3 To help you compare your organisation to other similar providers

Once submitted, your data is aggregated and analysed to show the changing structure and composition of the FE and training workforce, then published as an annual report. This report informs policies aimed at tackling your recruitment issues or skills shortages, for example. Catch up on trends in demographics, staffing numbers and pay in the latest annual report for 2016/17, with features on the gender pay gap and use of learning support staff:

SIR annual workforce data report

Download the latest annual workforce data report 

When can you submit your 2017/18 staff data? From 1st August to 31st October 2018. The system is open for trial submissions from 1st July. For guidance on how to collect and prepare your data, please visit the Data Collection page on this website or contact us if you have any queries.

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Hear from two learning providers on why they submit workforce data to SIR Data Insights:



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