Covers all vocational and other types of qualifications (excluding GCSEs, A levels and the Diploma and its components) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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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The datasets used to produce this release are available for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and for each individual country.