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Qualification achievement rates and minimum standards

Key information and guidance about qualification achievement rates (QAR) and minimum standards.

Contact us

For all queries about qualification achievement rates (QARs) and minimum standards please contact the service desk at SDE.Servicedesk@education.gov.uk.

Final Qualification Achievement Rates for 2016 to 2017

We have published the final Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR) data for 2016 to 2017 on both the HUB and through the Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards. The BI dashboards include both the national and provider type QARs for benchmarking your rates. To benchmark your rates against other providers, use the published National Achievement Rate Tables for 2016 to 2017.

Communications

Key articles we have published throughout the QAR and minimum standards annual cycle.

Inform: November 2017 - includes information on the dates of the QAR 2016 to 2017 provisional data window, and guidance on how to ensure providers can access their data once available.

Inform: December 2017 - includes information on the dates of the QAR 2016 to 2017 provisional data window, and guidance on how to ensure providers can access their data once available.

Inform: January 2018 – provides details on the re-release of provisional QAR data for 2016 to 2017.

Inform: February 2018 - provides detail on when we will publish final QAR data 2016 to 2017.

Qualification achievement rates: business rules, technical specifications and data extract guidance

The business rules outline the policy for calculating QARs for apprenticeships and for education and training.The technical specifications explain how QAR’s are calculated, what data is included and what data is excluded. The data extract guidance documents explains how a providers QAR data extracts can be used to show achievement rates to match those in the achievement rates dashboard. It also provides information about how the data is generated.

Minimum standards

Explains how we will apply minimum standards to all age apprenticeships and to adult (19+) education and training provision funded through the adult education budget and/or through advanced learner loans.

National achievement rates tables

The national achievement rate tables (NARTs) provide detailed information about QARs, allowing the sector to analyse and benchmark performance.

  1. National achievement rates tables 2016 to 2017

    • Official Statistics
  2. National achievement rates tables 2015 to 2016

    • Official Statistics

Guidance for providers

Guidance for requesting access to the Identity and Access Management System (IDAMS) and how to request the necessary user permissions to access your QAR data.

Guidance for using the Business Intelligence (BI) Qualification Achievement Rate dashboard for 2016 to 2017.

Published 27 November 2017
Last updated 28 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to our provider feedback survey.
  2. Added the qualification achievement rates 2017 to 2018.
  3. Link added to the collections page for February’s Inform
  4. Updated qualification achievement rates 2016 to 2017 documents.
  5. First published.