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We collect and analyse data relating to the provision of further and higher education in Scotland for funding, policy and evaluation purposes. Information is also made publicly available on our website in the form of statistical reports, performance indicators and other resources of value to those working within further and higher education.  In addition to this, users of this website can access our Infact Database of students and courses at Scotland's colleges.

You can access statistical resources from the links on this page. For some higher education material you will be directed to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) which produces statistical information on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies.  

The guidance area of our website contains information and schedules for those working in colleges who contribute directly to our statistical collections.  If you are involved in this work you can submit information to us through FES online and EMA online.

Associate Students in the Higher Education Students and Qualifiers

SFC consulted on the Higher Education Students and Qualifiers National Statistics publication. Users of the publication were invited to comment on how to take account of Associate Students in this publication. 

Read the consultation document [PDF] and a summary of the responses [PDF].

Statistical reports

In producing our statistical reports we take account of 

Invitation to comment on future changes to the UK Performance Indicators

The UK Performance Indicators Steering Group (UKPISG) is considering a number of changes to the UK Performance Indicators (UKPIs). The UKPIs are currently published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on behalf of the four UK higher education (HE) funding bodies.

Further details on the HEFCE website.