The Data Service provides the following services for the FE and Training system:
The Data Service is responsible for the central collection and storage of sector and sector-related data with the aim of achieving a 'single version of the truth'. Several software packages are made freely available to providers via the Data Service to assist with the data collection process:
The Data Service undertakes data transformations based on published algorithms. A range of these is offered as a central catalogue of core services to the sector through operational level agreements with the information authority . We will also provide a self-financing ad hoc service outside of the central catalogue.
The Data Service delivers data disseminations based upon agreed data sets and publication schedules agreed sector-wide by the information authority .
The service is also responsible for the dissemination of:
- Statistical First Release files
- FE Success Rate data
- Individualised Learner Record extracts
- Sector benchmark reports
- PIMS extracts
The Data Service carries out data assurance processes for all scheduled ILR datasets requested by external partners and publishes quality statements on findings.
Statements are available for the following ILR collections:
- Employer Responsive
- Learner Responsive
- Adult Safeguarded Learning
- ESF Short Record
The Data Service offers a central catalogue of core services to the sector through operational level agreements with the information authority . We also provide a self-financing ad hoc service outside of the central catalogue. These services are delivered within an agreed governance framework.
We also deliver customer support through account management, education and training and a managed Service Desk.