SIR Data Insights collects FE workforce data to inform government policy and sector body decision making, but it also provides powerful data analytics to inform and support your staff planning.

If you are a publicly-funded independent training provider, you now have a free bespoke benchmarking tool available which can give a fresh perspective on your staff data and help you to compare your operation with other ITPs.

Benefits of the SIR Data Insights service include the ability to:

  • Benchmark vital management data including pay, staff qualifications, age, gender, ethnicity
  • Compare practice in different areas of your operation
  • Carry out an effective quality check on your HR data
  • Understand your workforce profile in order to inform your recruitment policy and advertising

The window for submitting your 2017/18 staff data is from 1st August to 31st October, but you can login to the overall the system now to see how it works and do trial submissions from the 1st July.

If you have submitted data in previous years, you will already be able to see how your data looks in the management dashboards alongside benchmark data.

If you have not submitted SIR data before, you can find more information about the SIR Data Insights service and the benefits it offers on this website, including a preview of how the management dashboards show benchmark data.

Each year the workforce data collected from across the sector is aggregated, analysed and reported on. You can download the annual workforce report for 2016/17 from this website.

You can access the annual workforce data reports for previous years on the Education and Training Foundation's website.