Statistical data set

FE data library: vocational qualifications

Information on qualifications designed to fit a person for employment.

Vocational qualifications are qualifications designed to fit a person for employment.

The National Vocational Qualifications included in these tables cover all those accredited by Ofqual and are competence-based qualifications built on national occupational standards and criteria established by Ofqual. This includes Vocationally Related Qualifications and Scottish Vocational Qualifications.

Vocational qualifications by level

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Awards of NVQs/SVQs, VRQs and QCF by gender, Level, age, sector subject area and geography

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Vocational qualifications commentary

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Published 25 March 2014
Last updated 13 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Vocational qualifications by level updated July 2017, covering data from January to March 2017.
  2. Vocational qualifications by level updated to reflect latest data released in March 2017.
  3. Ofqual Vocational qualification data in these tables were updated on 15 December 2017. These tables were updated to include data for the fourth quarter of 2015/16 (Jul 16 to Sep 16), which will allow Ofqual to update their detailed bulletins that include these data.
  4. Revised Vocation Qualifications by Level file uploaded on 7 July 2016.
  5. New version of vocational qualifications be level uploaded on 24 March 2016.
  6. New versions of two files uploaded on 23 March 2016. *Vocational Qualifications commentary *Awards of NVQs/SVQs, VRQs and QCF by gender, Level, age, sector subject area and geography
  7. New version of Vocational qualifications by level uploaded on 17 December 2015.
  8. Updated vocational qualifications by level spreadsheet.
  9. Updated: 1. Awards of NVQs/SVQs, VRQs and QCF by academic year and geography 2. Vocational qualifications commentary
  10. New Vocational Qualifications by Level file uploaded on 5 March 2015.
  11. New file Vocational Qualification by Level uploaded 4 December 2014.
  12. New tables published
  13. Minor editorial change
  14. First published.