For all queries about qualification achievement rates (QARs) and minimum standards please contact the service desk at SDE.Servicedesk@education.gov.uk. If you have specific data queries, please complete a data query form, email this to the service desk and ask us to assign it to the ‘ESFA Business Operations QAR’ group.
Qualification Achievement Rates update: dashboard decommissioning and new reports
From 1 October 2018, ESFA is decommissioning Birst (My BI) and the dashboards accessed through the BI Tools tab on the Hub will no longer be available.
Whilst we upgrade our reporting technology, we are providing interim QAR reports in Excel format. Your final 2016 to 2017 QAR reports and in-year R10 2017 to 2018 QAR reports are available in the ‘QAR Reports’ section of the Data Returns page on the Hub. We have also made the final 2016 to 2017 QAR reports available to Ofsted.
These interim reports contain the same data as the Birst dashboards. We have published new guidance for these reports in the guidance section below.
We will use this interim report format to publish the provisional and final 2017 to 2018 QAR data, in line with the usual publication schedule.To access these reports, please ensure you have the correct user access. Please see the hub guide to user roles and the in-year guidance for more information. For further information about the in-year 2017 to 2018 QAR data, refer to the in-year guidance document.
If you have any questions, please contact the service desk and ask us to assign your query to ‘ESFA Business Operations QAR’.
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.