Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: Quarter 4 (October- December 2017) for Wales

A quarterly release that presents data on vocational and other qualification certifications for Wales for the latest quarter.

Release Date: Thursday 8 March, 2018
Period covered: October - December 2017
Next Update: July (Provisional)

Key Points

  • 57,420 certificates were awarded between October and December of 2017. This is a 2.7 per cent decrease compared to the same quarter in 2016, when there were 59,020 certifications.
  • Between January and December 2017 there were 420,715 certifications, a decrease of 17.6 per cent compared to 510,795 between January to December 2016.
  • In recent years, quarter 4 has consistently been the quarter with the fewest certifications over the course of the year. However, a fall in certifications at the beginning of 2017 has meant that quarter 1 was the smallest quarter of 2017. 
  • These decreases are mainly caused by changes to the qualifications that can count towards the Welsh Baccalaureate.


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