UK ELT market intelligence: student statistics from Q1 2023
2 June 2023

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UK ELT market intelligence: student statistics from Q1 2023

The latest figures on the UK's ELT source markets from our Quarterly Intelligence Cohort - QUIC show the incremental growth (seen throughout 2021 and 2022) continued in Q1 of 2023. Overall figures are now close to pre-pandemic levels, reaching 92% of Q1 2019 student week volumes.

This in-depth quarterly statistics initiative, produced in collaboration with our insight partner BONARD, comprises of 38% English UK member centres. Whilst the full report and excel datasets are exclusive to the QUIC participants, top lines are made publicly available. QUIC is the most up-to-date intelligence available to monitor and understand the pattern of market recovery. 

>> Download the QUIC Q1 2023 executive summary

Revealed by 123 QUIC members in Q1 2023

  • Overall total student weeks in Q1 2023 reached 92% of Q1 2019
  • Adults recovered 95% of their 2019 student week volume, and juniors 76%
  • Q1 2023 volume saw 150,270 student weeks in total: 89% adult, 11% juniors
  • Junior student weeks were up 415% and adult up 80% on Q1 2022
  • Top five adult source markets: Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Turkey, Japan and South Korea
  • Top five junior source markets:Spain, Italy, Argentina, Brazil and Thailand
  • Top 10 markets represented 66% of all student weeks
  • Of a potential 214 teaching premises, 108 were operational
  • Group bookings (at 16%) continue to rebound towards pre-pandemic levels
  • More than one in five student weeks were direct bookings.

We're grateful to all our QUIC participants for committing their time and resources to submit quarterly data. 

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