Higher Skills Learners - Destinations (2018-19 Year-End Data)

Learner Destinations

Destination Summary

Bar chart showing a summary of the destinations of all Higher Education learners

Detailed Destination Analysis

Bar chart showing a detailed analysis of the destinations of all Higher Education learners

The above charts show the results of the externally conducted Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey produced in June 2018. This is the most recent survey results currently available as the survey is being revised for future years. We are pleased to report a high percentage of our learners enjoy a positive destination following the completion of their higher level programme with the number of learners unemployed decreasing. In the detailed analysis we can see that there is an increase in learners going into full-time employment after completing a higher level programme at the College.

Impact on Regional Skills and the Regional Economy

STEM in the curriculum

Bar chart showing qualifications by Higher Education learners in STEM subjects

The local economy relies on a workforce with high level skills and skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The chart above shows the percentage of qualifications completed by higher level learners that were in STEM related subjects. We are pleased to see we have maintained a good percentage of learners in this important area. We are committed to further expanding our higher level STEM provision through the expansion of our science and healthcare provision and the introduction of the new Institute of Technology.

DLHE survey preparation for employment

Bar chart showing learner satisfaction according to the DLHE survey

DLHE survey progression to graduate level employment

Bar chart showing percentage of learners who go directly into full time graduate positions, according to the DLHE survey

These charts are taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) report produced in June 2018, which is the most recent set of outcomes for this survey. The first chart shows learners remain highly satisfied with how they are prepared for their next steps. An increasing number of learners feel well or very well prepared for their next steps (87,1% compared to 84.3% in previous year).

The second chart shows the mix of completing students who go directly into full time graduate positions as a result of completing a HNC/D programme at the College. These reports show a slight drop in learners going into graduate level positions. This data is quite out of date now, so further analysis is difficult. We are waiting for the newly revised survey to be launched shortly and will update our impact analysis at that time.