Since the release of the latest dataset (for Q2 2019), one of the awarding organisations (Pearson) has resubmitted their data which has increased the number of certificates awarded by them in Q2 2019 by nearly 150K. We will be republishing an amended version shortly.
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This dataset cover vocational qualifications starting 2012 to present for England.
It is updated every quarter.
In the dataset, the number of certificates issued are rounded to the nearest 5 and values less than 5 appear as 0~ to preserve confidentiality (and a 0 represents no certificates).
Where a qualification has been owned by more than one awarding organisation at different points in time, a separate row is given for each organisation.
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Added a user note on resubmission of data by Pearson.
Latest dataset (Q2 - April to June 2019) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q1 - January to March 2019) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q4 - October to December 2018) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q3 - July to September 2018) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q2 - April to June 2018) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q1 - January to March 2018) uploaded
Latest dataset (Q4 - October to December 2017) uploaded. Removed datasets for Wales and Northern Ireland following an agreement with Qualification Wales and CCEA.
Updated with data for July to September 2017.
Latest datasets (Q2 - April to June 2017) uploaded
Latest datasets (Q1 - January to March 2017) uploaded
Latest datasets (Q4 2016 - October to December 2016) uploaded
Latest datasets (Q3 - July to September 2016) uploaded
Corrected data supplied by one awarding organisation.
Latest (Q2 2016) data released
Latest data (Q1 2016) uploaded
All files were replaced because some data from Gateway Qualifications as well as a few other awarding organisations were missing.
Latest datasets for October to December 2015 uploaded.
After data quality checks, it was decided that the separate datasets for England, Wales and Northern Ireland would only go back to 2012 as this is when the data started being collected by country and that the dataset for all 3 countries would cover 10 years.