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Lifelong Learning

GraduationThis section gives information on how to access statistics relating to Lifelong Learning. This section contains diverse information on post-compulsory education in Scotland - mainly higher and further education, student support and Education Maintenance Allowances.


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The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Lifelong Learning topic.



Education Maintenance Allowances 2015-16 - 8 November 2017

An error was identified in the original statistics, released on Tuesday 7 November 2017. The number of college students in receipt of EMA was originally published as 11,015 (23%). This number has since been corrected to 10,115 (21%).


Education Maintenance Allowances 2014-15 - 20 April 2016

An error was identified in the original statistics, released on Wednesday 23 March 2016. The number of EMA recipients at college in 2014-15 was approximately 800 higher than originally reported. The number in 2013-14 was approximately 500 higher than originally reported. The college EMA figures and total EMA figures for 2013-14 and 2014-15 throughout the publication have been revised.

Lifelong Learning statistics in more detail

Recent statistical publications on Lifelong Learning, including background information, and other selected sources.

Background data and tables are available in Excel format.

Employer Perspective Survey

Information on the Employment Perspective Survey.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Lifelong Learning statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.