This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the sets of statistics referred to in this report as vocational qualification statistics, produced by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and reported in:

Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly (Vocational Quarterly)

Higher Level Qualifications Quarterly (Higher Level Quarterly)

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Assessment Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Head of Assessment.

Statistics on Vocational Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics