Formal: Students enrolled at any time during the year with a tertiary education provider in formal qualifications of greater than 0.03 EFTS (more than one week's full-time duration).
Non-Formal: Students enrolled in non-formal qualifications such as adult community education, certificate of personal interest and programmes taught under contract.
Equivalent full-time student (EFTS): the student workload that would normally be carried out in a single academic year (or a 12-month period) by a student enrolled full-time.
ESOL: English as a second or foreign language.
Students are counted in each group of language courses they enrol in, so the sum of the various language groupings may not add to the total.
The total for age groups include students with unknown age.
Values have been rounded to the nearest 5 to protect the privacy of individuals, so the sum of individual values may not add to the total.
The data includes both domestic and international students.
Other than public providers, the data includes those private training establishments that received Student Achievement Component funding, and/or had students with student loans or allowances, and/or Youth Guarantee programmes.