About the Data Service
The Data Service is a service provided by the Skills Funding Agency acting as a single, central point of information for further education.
We offer a number of products and services that are critical to the further education system. These include the systems to facilitate the collection of Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data, plus tools to support this collection.
We publish data and datasets that are used to support planning and performance reporting within further education. Some of our key reports include a regular Statistical First Release on Post 16 Education, and Qualification Success Rate reports. We offer a dedicated support for our customers and a Service Desk.
Our purpose is to deliver initiatives of the information authority by managing the collection, transformation and dissemination of all further education data, and to be responsive to the changing data needs of the sector.
We also provide services to the Education Funding Agency and the wider education sector.
Through our governance arrangements, we aim to be an exemplar of progress towards sector self-management and sector self-governance.