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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. 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.

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In-year Qualification Achievement Rates for 2017 to 2018 now available

We have released the in-year Qualification Achievement Rate (QAR) data for 2017 to 2018 on both the Hub and through the Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards. The in-year QAR briefing and this webpage provide details about this data release and accessing the dashboard.

We have also published the QAR data extract guidance for 2017 to 2018 and the BI dashboard guidance on this webpage.

To access the data, please ensure you have the correct IDAMS user access. Please see the IDAMS user guides for creating access or checking your user permissions.

If you have any questions, please contact the service desk. We have also published an in-year QAR guidance document.

Inform: May 2018 - this article explains which Funding Monitoring Reports impact on QARs.

Final Qualification Achievement Rates for 2016 to 2017

We published the final 2016 to 2017 QAR data 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.

Inform: September 2017 - this article explains some of the common data issues we encounter with QARs.

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 2017 to 2018.

Published 27 November 2017
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have released the in-year Qualification Achievement Rate (QAR) data for 2017 to 2018 on both the Hub and through the Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards.
  2. Added information about the qualification achievement rates (QARs) 2017 to 2018 – in-year data release.
  3. Added a link to our provider feedback survey.
  4. Added the qualification achievement rates 2017 to 2018.
  5. Link added to the collections page for February’s Inform
  6. Updated qualification achievement rates 2016 to 2017 documents.
  7. First published.