National Statistics

Vocational and other qualifications: October to December 2014

Covers all vocational and other types of qualifications (excluding GCSEs, A levels and the Diploma and its components) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2014

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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly - October to December 2014: Tables

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Detail

The key findings for this release are:

  • Just under 1.3 million certificates were issued, an increase of 0.2% on the same quarter of 2013

  • Certificates awarded in Northern Ireland have increased by 36% this quarter (from 28,350 to 38,400), with an increase in the number of certificates awarded for CCEA’s occupational studies qualifications

  • The number of certificates awarded for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications this quarter increased by 49% to 62,400

  • The number of available qualifications rose slightly this quarter to their highest level in 5 years

  • The number of certificates awarded for qualifications in first aid at work and paediatric first aid have both increased this quarter

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Datasets

The datasets used to produce this release are available for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and for each individual country.