These statistical bulletins present information on the number of certificates issued for Technical and Professional (Vocational) qualifications including Essential Skills awarded in Northern Ireland. These qualifications are regulated by CCEA from May 2016. This bulletin covers certificates issued on a quarterly basis commencing October to December 2017 (quarter 4, 2017). Prior to this quarter (Q4 2017) Ofqual published aggregated data for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Ofqual will continue to collect data for Northern Ireland, but from this quarter onwards, CCEA will publish Northern Ireland data.
Data tables accompanying this release show the number of awards broken down by awarding organisation, sector subject area, type of qualification, and level of qualification.
Comparisons in this release are mainly made with data from the same quarter of the previous year and the 12-month period up to the end of the same quarter of the previous year. This is because of seasonal changes in the number of certificates issued over the year.
The full data set used to produce this bulletin are available below.
October to December 2017 (Quarter 4, 2017)
Code of Practice for Statistics - Contrary to Principle T3, Practice T3.6 of the Code of Practice for Statistics, this publication was published at 10.20am on release day and not the required time of 9.30am.