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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : 
October to December 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October to December 2015

Schools and colleges in England previously received funding for post-16 education based on the qualifications that students took. This has now changed and schools and colleges receive funding per student. According to the new funding criteria, students are expected to either participate in a Key Stage 4 programme of learning (the two years of school education that incorporate GCSEs, and other exams, in maintained schools) or take a study programme that includes a qualification of the size and difficulty of an A level (aged 16 to 18). 4 Students aged 16 to 19 may therefore not be taking as many qualifications as in the past.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

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

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

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Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: January to March 2016

Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: January to March 2016

Regulated qualifications are classified into 19 qualification types with an associated ‘level’, which is indicative of the level of demand. The table below shows the current levels for each type of qualification and the relationship between them. Level 3 is at about the same level of demand, but not necessarily the same size, as an A level, and Level 2 is at about the same level of demand as a GCSE at grade C or above. On 1 October 2015, Ofqual withdrew the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) requirements. This means that from that date, the QCF type has ceased to exist. However, for administrative reasons, awarding organisations can still use the QCF type on the system for new qualifications when no other type is appropriate, until our new system is introduced this summer.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : April – June 2013

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : April – June 2013

comparisons showed declines of 14 per cent (comparing January – March quarters), 12 per cent (OctoberDecember quarters) and 18 per cent (July – September quarters). The April – June quarter is the busiest for students who wish to gain their ESOL qualifications in order to apply for university. One qualification, in particular, the Cambridge ESOL Level 1 Certificate in English, has 19,200 certificates, an increase of 41 per cent (from 13,600 in the same quarter of 2012). This qualification contributes 26 per cent of all ESOL qualification awards this quarter. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations has a large share of this market. This quarter it awarded around two-thirds (50,600 out of 74,750) of all ESOL qualifications, followed by Trinity College London (7,850) and the City and Guilds of London Institute (7,250). The number of available ESOL qualifications also increased this quarter, possibly because awarding organisations are no longer allowed to use the existing Basic Skills test bank for their assessments and may be producing new ESOL qualifications with new reading assessment materials.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

The number of certificates awarded for ESOL qualifications has increased this quarter, particularly for Entry level 3 qualifications in ESOL International – Speaking and Listening and Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening). Those who wish to settle or become British citizens from a non-English speaking country have to complete an English language qualification. Before 28th October 2013, this requirement was to have completed an ESOL qualification at any level. From 28th October 2013, a range of English language qualifications are accepted but the ESOL qualifications have to be at Entry level 3, Level 1 or Level 2.
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Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly:
April to June 2016

Vocational and Other Qualifications Quarterly: April to June 2016

Other general qualificationsqualifications that assess a particular subject area, such as music or art, other than GCSEs, AS and A levels. These qualifications are not directly work related but may support career development. They are often graded. The category also includes qualifications at Level 1/Level 2 certificates. Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) – a set of regulatory rules for vocational qualifications that Ofqual has withdrawn from October 2015 in England and Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

Northern Ireland qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

16 The sector subject area with the most achievements in the QCF during October - December 2012 was retail and commercial enterprise with 8,153 (31 per cent of QCF achievements (see figure 11)). This sector subject area also had the largest number of achievements when we consider all regulated qualifications (not just those in the QCF). The sector subject area with the next highest number of achievements was arts, media and publishing with 5,136 (20 per cent of QCF achievements). If we consider all regulated qualifications (not just those in the QCF) then this sector subject area had the third highest number of achievements. Full details of the
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Quarterly child protection statistics for Northern Ireland: October - December 2015

Quarterly child protection statistics for Northern Ireland: October - December 2015

Similar to the proportions of previous quarters, 11% of children on the register were aged under one year, 30% were aged 1-4 years, 38% were 5-11 years, 18% were 12-15 years and 4% were aged 16 or over at 31 December 2015. The proportion of children on the register aged 0-11 years was 11 percentage points higher than the Northern Ireland population for that age group. This indicates that the Child Protection population was younger than would be expected when looking at the general population. A contributing factor for this may be to do with the focus on early intervention to help families address problems as they arise.
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Higher qualifications quarterly : October ‒ December 2012

Higher qualifications quarterly : October ‒ December 2012

Figure 13 shows the five-year trend for the five sector subject areas with the most achievements in OctoberDecember 2012 (see table 5 in the appendix for further details.) From the figure it is clear that health, public services and care is on a downward trend. Business, administration, finance and law has grown over the past few years, although the increase since quarter 2 of 2011 is not as steep.

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Quarterly report of. MILESTONE MEDICAL INC. and SUBSIDIARY. (from October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015)

Quarterly report of. MILESTONE MEDICAL INC. and SUBSIDIARY. (from October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015)

The Company is incorporated in the State of Delaware As of December 31, 2015, the Company has not yet obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulatory clearance. However as of September 2014, the company did receive European Union (CE) clearance to market the instruments in the European Market. The Company is now awaiting final regulatory marketing clearance in the U.S. by the FDA. In 2014, the Company began to commercially market the instruments with the commitment to purchase 500 instruments (250 epidural and 250 intra-articular instruments) from the instrument manufacturer. All 500 instruments were delivered by September 30, 2015. In the interim of receiving final FDA approval, introductory meetings are being held with medical device distributors within the foreign market. The first two instruments (epidural) were shipped to a Polish distributor in June 2015, an Italian distributor was shipped five epidural instruments in September 2015. Once the Company’s planned principal operations commence, its focus will be on marketing its two instruments throughout the world.
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Quarterly Investor Presentation. October 2015

Quarterly Investor Presentation. October 2015

1 For the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, represents charges pertaining to cost saving initiatives including severance and benefit payments, acceleration of unrecognized amortization of deferred incentive compensation previously granted to individuals terminated, settlement of certain contractual obligations, occupancy cost reduction and other non-compensation related costs, and for purposes of net income, net of applicable tax benefits.

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Q1 Quarterly Financial Report December 31, 2015

Q1 Quarterly Financial Report December 31, 2015

The 2.5 percent growth rate recorded for the global economy in the 2015 calendar year again fell short of expectations. After picking up slightly during the first half of the year, the global growth rate slowed during the second six-month period, reflecting a number of factors, including financial market turbulence around mid-year, concerns about the economic situation in China and other emerging economies and a further escalation of the world's geopolitical crises. Economic experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are currently forecasting a marginal growth rate increase to 2.7 percent in the 2016 calendar year. Back in October 2015, the forecast had still been predicting a growth rate of 3.0 percent. The overall economic environment remains tense, exacerbated by a sharp increase in geopolitical risk levels in recent months. The future performance of the Chinese economy also remains a major talking point, with international organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank not, however, predicting that it will come to a “hard landing” (IMF, January 2016; World Bank, January 2016).
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Quarterly Report for the period ended 31 st December 2015

Quarterly Report for the period ended 31 st December 2015

Another notable achievement for SmartTrans during the quarter was passing the milestone of 6 million customers who transact via the SmartPay platform in China. The growth in customer numbers from approximately 4 million in August 2015 to more than 6 million in October 2015 clearly demonstrates how attractive the platform is to both content providers and consumers alike. SmartTrans continues to look to leverage further value from this large and growing customer base. Specifically, the Company is seeking to monetise its proprietary analytical data gathered through SmartPay on consumer spending habits and trends that is sought after by marketers, advertisers and consumer goods and services companies.
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QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT DECEMBER 2015

QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT DECEMBER 2015

The Company’s largest shareholder, Rare Earth Minerals (“REM”) lifted its stake in European Metals via a placement in mid-October. REM now holds approximately 12% of the Company. REM is a London AIM listed investment company focused on creating a diverse portfolio of direct and indirect interests in lithium and rare earth deposits. REM are long term investors in the lithium sector and are intending to support EMH in both a technical and a corporate sense. REM has a current market capitalisation of approximately GBP 53.2 million (AUD 108.5 million) and is also a substantial shareholder of Canadian and London listed Bacanora Minerals Limited (“Bacanora”). Bacanora and REM are developing the large Sonora Lithium Project (“Sonora”) in northern Mexico. REM also holds a 30% direct interest in Sonora. Bacanora and REM both announced their first lithium supply agreement for Sonora with the signing of a conditional long-term supply contract for lithium hydroxide with a major North American electric vehicle manufacture in August 2015. (Refer to REM’s website for further details - www.rareearthmineralsplc.com.)
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January - March 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January - March 2015

The number of certificates issued for other general qualifications for the 12 months to the end of March 2015 represents 7 per cent of the total in England, 39 per cent in Wales and 26 per cent in Northern Ireland. However, the figures are rising for this category of qualification in each country. The majority of these qualifications in Wales are in essential skills. Essential skills qualifications are the replacement qualifications for key skills and basic skills qualifications in literacy, numeracy and ICT and can be taken up to Level 2. In Northern Ireland, the increase in certificates in this category includes occupational studies qualifications offered by CCEA.
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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : July – September 2015

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly : July – September 2015

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 Stages 4 and 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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QUARTERLY REPORT For the period ending 31 December 2015

QUARTERLY REPORT For the period ending 31 December 2015

Cowal produced 54,792oz of gold in the December quarter at a C1 cash cost of A$725/oz and AISC of A$839/oz (Sep 2015 qtr: 46,419oz attributable, C1 A$415/oz and AISC A$524/oz). Mine cash flow of A$30.1 million was generated in the quarter. Mining continued in the Stage G cutback to a current operating level of 948mRL. Ore tonnes mined were higher than forecast due to positive ore reconciliation, higher total ex-pit volumes mined and mining in ore concentrated areas. Ore grades mined and processed were lower during the quarter which was in line with the mine plan. Cash costs increased as a result of the lower grades. Milling costs per tonne increased due to lower utilisation relating to a plant shutdown. Processed grades are expected to return to above 1.3g/t in the second half of FY16.
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The comparability of vocational qualifications in Europe

The comparability of vocational qualifications in Europe

6 Social Fund, states that: "The Council shall, acting on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, lay down general principles for implement[r]

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Grading Vocational and Technical Qualifications

Grading Vocational and Technical Qualifications

Since the 1990s, Competence-Based Assessment has been associated with vocational and technical qualifications; and, in particular, with qualifications that have only a single measurement standard – for the passing grade – which represents the minimum level of competence that is required to practise within a domain.

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