Research and analysis

Ofqual's employer qualification perceptions survey

2,000 employers in England were surveyed to gather views on vocational, technical and functional skills qualifications.

Documents

Employer qualifications perceptions survey

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Employer qualifications perceptions survey: data annex

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Key findings

  1. Large employers are significantly more likely than small and micro employers to:
    • arrange or fund training that leads to a qualification
    • report greater awareness and understanding of qualifications and assessments
    • report more positive perceptions of qualifications and assessments
    • report involvement in development of qualifications or apprenticeships
  2. There are significant differences between employers who say they typically recruit people with, or train them in, functional skills, vocational and technical qualifications and those who do not.

  3. Employers who have been involved in the development of qualifications are significantly more likely to report more positive perceptions about them.
Published 18 July 2017