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Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: January to March 2016

Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: January to March 2016

The Register gives information on regulated qualifications and recognised awarding organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 30 User feedback Ofqual has recently asked its user groups for feedback on this publication. Here is a summary of the improvements suggested, organised into those that have already been put in place and those that Ofqual will not be able to accommodate. Ahead of each publication, user feedback is reviewed to determine the content that should be included in the publication.

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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

Users of these statistics These statistics are of particular interest to recognised awarding organisations and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to include in their statistical first releases. Awarding organisations use these statistics for product development and business development strategies, and to gain insight into market share. Other users include the Royal Society of Public Health (which compares certifications with its qualifications), the Institute of the Motor Industry, sector skills councils, teachers, examiners, academics, researchers, members of the public, other government departments in Wales and other interested parties and individuals.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January - March 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January - March 2015

Public funding changes by the Skills Funding Agency 4 In the last few years, the funding rules for vocational qualifications post-19 years of age have seen a number of changes that are likely to have had some effect on the number of certificates awarded each year. The Skills Funding Agency introduced new business rules in September 2013 to target funding at qualifications that most closely align with the government’s skills policy. 5 A particular aspect of these rules is the withdrawal of funding for qualifications with low enrolment. The funding rule changes for 2014/15 include a requirement that qualifications have at least 15 credits for adult learning and have clear outcomes for progression to employment or the next level of learning. (There are some areas where these rules do not apply, such as qualifications to help the unemployed. Full details of the changes are published by the Skills Funding Agency. 6 ) Throughout these statistics, there are examples of declines in the number of certifications for qualifications from which funding has been removed.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : July – September 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : July – September 2015

The number of certificates awarded for ESOL qualifications decreased by 40 per cent compared with the same quarter of 2014. It is the third quarter in the last 12 months where the number of certificates for ESOL qualifications has decreased. The 12- month trend shows a decrease of 24 per cent compared to the 12 months to the end of September 2014. This is due to a change in the funding arrangements for ESOL qualifications. From December 2014, the Skills Funding Agency stopped funding the existing ESOL qualifications. From January 2015, funding for ESOL qualifications is only available when a student completes a QCF ESOL Skills for Life qualification. 8 However, continuing students will be able to complete their existing qualifications.
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Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly:
April to June 2016

Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: April to June 2016

enrolment. The funding rule changes for 2014/15 included a requirement that qualifications have at least 15 credits for adult learning and have clear outcomes for progression to employment or the next level of learning. New funding rules 4 have been introduced during 2015/16, but it is too early to find any visible impact of these particular new rules on the statistics reported in this bulletin. Throughout these statistics, however, there are examples of continued declines in the numbers of certifications for qualifications which do not meet the rules introduced in 2013, and from which funding has therefore been removed.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : 
October to December 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October to December 2015

School performance tables 5 There has been a considerable change in the way that qualifications are used in schools following the Wolf Report. 6 In 2013, any qualification on the section 96 7 funding list could count towards the school and college performance tables at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Since 2014, only a small number of non-GCSEs or A levels have been included in performance tables. This is likely to have led to changes in schools’ and colleges’ curriculum and qualifications choices, away from qualifications that are not included in performance tables.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : April – June 2013

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : April – June 2013

This will be any award that is not graded as U, absent, or X (fail). Certification end date – the last date on which a student may be issued with a certificate of achievement for the qualification. GCSE – General Certificates of Secondary Education are the main school leaving qualification in England. They are available in a range of subjects and can be studied alongside other qualifications. They are generally sat by 15–18 year olds in schools and colleges but are open to anyone who wants to gain a qualification.

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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

The solid black line represents the linear relationship between these two variables for the 15 sector subject areas, and any sector subject areas outside the grey lines do not follow this relationship: these are shown in red. Construction, planning and the built environment, retail and commercial enterprise, and education and training have more inactive qualifications given the number of qualifications available. On the other hand, agriculture, horticulture and animal care, leisure, travel and tourism, and preparation for life and work have fewer inactive qualifications than would be expected, given the number of available qualifications in these sector subject areas. The model assumes that we expect there to be the same proportion of inactive qualifications, given the number of qualifications available, for all sector subject areas, and also that the inactive qualifications are the same, but in fact some may be inactive as they have been replaced with new qualifications. Thus, we should interpret the results of this analysis with caution.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October-December 2014

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October-December 2014

programmes. Public funding changes by the Skills Funding Agency 5 In the last few years, the funding rules for vocational qualifications post-19 years of age have seen a number of changes that are likely to have had some effect on the number of certificates awarded each year. The Skills Funding Agency introduced new business rules in September 2013 to target funding on qualifications that most closely align with the government skills policy. 6 A particular aspect of these rules is the withdrawal of funding for qualifications with low enrolment. The funding rule changes for 2014/15 include a requirement that qualifications have at least 15 credits for adult learning and have clear outcomes for progression to employment or the next level of learning. (There are some areas where these rules do not apply, such as qualifications to help the unemployed. Full details of the changes are published by the Skills Funding Agency. 7 ) Throughout these statistics, there are examples of decline in the number of certifications for qualifications from which funding has been removed.
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Higher level qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

Higher level qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

requirements for further education teachers were removed from September 2013. 3 Before this change, these qualifications were required by those who wanted to teach in further education colleges and adult and community settings, and they were the minimum requirement for gaining qualified teacher status in the lifelong learning sector, which had led to an increase in the number of certificates issued. Examining all certificates awarded for these qualifications at Level 4, we saw a 23 per cent decline this quarter compared with JanuaryMarch 2013. Seven of the 50 qualifications with the highest number of certificates issued were in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (see table 3 of the appendix).
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, April – June 2014

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, April – June 2014

In the last few years, the funding rules for vocational qualifications post-19 have seen a number of changes that are likely to have had some effect on the number of certificates awarded each year. In September 2013, the SFA introduced new business rules to target funding on qualifications that most closely align with government skills policy. A particular aspect of these rules is the withdrawal of funding for qualifications with low enrolment. The funding rules change for 2014/15 include ensuring qualifications have at least 15 credits for adult learning and have clear outcomes for progression to employment or the next level of learning. (There are some areas where these rules do not apply such as qualifications to help the unemployed. Full details of the changes are published by the Skills Funding Agency. 3 ) Ofqual has seen examples throughout its statistics of a decline in certifications of qualifications from which funding has been removed or will be removed in 2014/15.
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The SmartAG partner: CCAFS East Africa Quarterly Newsletter, January – March 2016

The SmartAG partner: CCAFS East Africa Quarterly Newsletter, January – March 2016

Emerging results show that there is a high uptake of CSA in- terventions amongst married couples living together. This can be attributed to the fact that husbands and wives can share responsibilities as well as information. Using marital status as a lens, for example, helps us to understand the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of men and women within the context of marriage, or as singles, divorcees or as widows and widow- ers. The education lens on the other hand shows a higher percentage of CSA uptake amongst farmers with primary and secondary level education. Basically, using a gendered intersectionality lens strengthens the argument for targeted interventions which focus on local needs and priorities while recognizing local contexts as informed by social, cultural and economic factors.
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Quarterly Report January March 2011

Quarterly Report January March 2011

The profit before tax for the period amounted to SEK – 939,6 k. As the business is built up in Russia, costs also increases, resulting in lower earnings for this period. Other During the first quarter, the focus has been on that get new customers. While every effort is put on chains within retail and which focuses on the chains' suppliers with the so-called reverse factoring. Finmetron expects that new contracts be signed before the end of May.

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Quarterly Report January March 2004

Quarterly Report January March 2004

Despite the still adverse operating environment, work done and external sales broadly matched the comparison period. The positive earnings trend from fiscal 2003 continued into the new year. Profit before taxes in the first quarter of 2004 was positive despite the winter slowdown—as with operat- ing earnings, a major improvement on the prior year. This was largely down to better project earnings due among other things to rigorously enforced risk management.

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Quarterly Report January 1 March 31

Quarterly Report January 1 March 31

SUSS MicroTec has recalled the bank loan for financing the Sternenfels property in March 2016. The outstanding repayment amount of € 3,600 thousand will be paid by June 30, 2016. The loan agreement carries a variable interest rate secured via an interest rate swap with a matching term. The interest rate swap is subject to market changes, which were represented using hedge accounting under accumulated other comprehensive income up until December 31, 2015. With the recall of the bank loan, the hedging relationship between the loan and the interest rate swap was canceled. Therefore, as of March 31, 2016, the whole nega- tive fair value of the interest rate swap, amounting to € 426 thou- sand, has been recognized directly in profit or loss under financial expense. Other issues influencing assets, liabilities, sharehold- ers’ equity, the result for the period, or cash flows and unusual in terms of their nature, magnitude, or frequency did not arise during the interim reporting period.
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Challenge TB - Kyrgyz Republic. Year 2 Quarterly Monitoring Report January-March 2016

Challenge TB - Kyrgyz Republic. Year 2 Quarterly Monitoring Report January-March 2016

• Upon request of MSF’s partners and after approval of the USAID mission, CTB KG Country Director participated in an international Symposium on the Introduction of new TB drugs in Tbilisi from 22-23 March 2016. Participating in this symposium was a great opportunity to share experiences on the introduction of new TB drugs and short DR TB treatment regimen in other countries. This knowledge will help to avoid similar mistakes and difficulties in the introduction of new TB drugs and short regimen in Kyrgyzstan.

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Second Quarterly Report for the period January March 2011

Second Quarterly Report for the period January March 2011

During the training, the participants had comments and questions related to application of the presented methodology and tools in their respective construction companies. There was a discussion about suitable construction site and relevant data with delegate of Binh Chanh Construction Investment Share Holding Company Ltd. The company already adopted ISO 14001 and they are interested to share their experience with other social housing construction companies.

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Quarterly financial report January through March 2015

Quarterly financial report January through March 2015

With respect to proceedings brought by various anti- trust authorities in Europe in which Henkel and other consumer goods manufacturers are involved, please see the explanatory notes provided in our Annual Report 2014 on page 147. We have filed an action against the decision of the French antitrust authorities dated December 18, 2014 with regard to the amount of the fine of 109 million euros. Our assessment of opportunities and risks in the first quarter remains unchanged compared to the state- ments in our Annual Report 2014. The current esti- mate of the risk from legal disputes is taken into account in these financial statements. For an expla- nation of the major opportunities and risks, please refer to pages 102 to 107 of our Annual Report 2014. At the time this report was prepared, there were no identifiable risks related to future developments that could endanger the existence either of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, or a material subsidiary included in the consolidation, or the Group, as a going concern.
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Magnolia Bostad Quarterly Report Group January March 2016

Magnolia Bostad Quarterly Report Group January March 2016

Operating profit for Q1 2015 was positively impacted by approxi- mately SEK 153 million as a result of the revaluation of the Senaps- fabriken project during the trans- fer from associated company to subsidiary. Turnover and operating profit for the first quarter 2016 was positively affected by the sale of the Maria Station rental project in Helsingborg and the Kanikenäshol- men tenant-owned apartment proj- ect in Karlstad.

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Vocational qualifications

Vocational qualifications

21. Qualification – in this commentary, a qualification is a certification that a person has met the required national standards of competence, or practical or theoretical knowledge. 22. Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) – the Qualification and Credit Framework is regulated by OfQual, DfES (Wales) and CCEA (N Ireland). The QCF is a system for recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credits for qualifications and units (small steps of learning). Each unit has a credit value. This value specifies the number of credits gained by learners who complete that unit. The flexibility of the system allows learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along routes that suit them best. The QCF allows achievements to be recognised and recorded through the award of credits and qualifications. It supports the accumulation and transfer of credits and the easy identification of each achievement’s level and size. In this way, learners have maximum flexibility and range of opportunities and can be reliably recognised for their achievements.
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