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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 : 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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Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January – March 2014

This is also commonly known as an IGCSE qualification. 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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Higher qualifications quarterly : October ‒ December 2012

Higher qualifications quarterly : October ‒ December 2012

Key: QCF: Qualifications and Credit Framework; NVQ: National Vocational Qualification; ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages. The majority (69 per cent) of qualifications that were available but inactive in this quarter was in QCF qualifications (878 out of 1,265, or 69 per cent). From these, most were between one and two years old (44 per cent) followed by those less than one year old with 37 per cent. Together, these two categories represent 81 per cent of all inactive qualifications for the QCF. We would expect these qualifications to start having achievements in the next few quarters as it may take between one and two years before we see qualifications being awarded after they become available.
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Northern Ireland qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

Northern Ireland qualifications quarterly : October – December 2012

6 Figure 3: Number of achievements in regulated qualifications in Northern Ireland and in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, OctoberDecember 2012 Key: QCF: The Qualifications and Credit Framework; ESOL: English for speakers of other languages; NVQ: National Vocational Qualification; E: England; W: Wales; and NI: Northern Ireland. Figures for the three countries combined are rounded to the nearest 50. Note: country-level data were collected from 2011 onwards.

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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: 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:
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: 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 : 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: 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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UNAUDITED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT OCTOBER DECEMBER 2015

UNAUDITED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT OCTOBER DECEMBER 2015

hird Quarter revenues have increased by $39M or 19% over the corresponding 2014 period. Trading Income increased by $31M as all business lines grew the contribution to revenues; Remittance transactions and revenues continue to grow ahead of the industry and the Cambio and Loans divisions increased its transactions and revenues, following the expansion of the branch network. The increase in revenues from our new business lines and value added services resulted in Other Operating Income for the period growing by 100% to close the quarter at $14.4M.

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

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

Child protection referrals are those referrals for which the initial assessment indicates that there may be child protection issues. The threshold for action should be the allegation or suspicion of child abuse. However the balance needs to be struck between taking action designed to protect the child from abuse while at the same time avoiding unnecessary intervention. Except in emergency situations or urgent cases when immediate protective action is required, referrals will require preliminary discussion with other professionals from the child protection agencies and with the referrer. In some cases it will be necessary to seek specialist opinion.
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Vocational qualifications

Vocational qualifications

NVQs/SVQs 4. As part of the vocational qualifications database project the DfE obtains a file (available on the OfQual website) which gives quarterly and annual totals (October-September) of NVQ achievements by sector subject area and level. These are provided to OfQual by awarding organisations. The DfE use these totals to ‘gross up’ the more detailed NVQ achievement information, collected from the awarding organisations that participate in the vocational qualifications database, in order to produce UK NVQ estimates. UK NVQ/SVQ estimates are based on grossed-up numbers of NVQs, plus all SVQs as submitted to the vocational
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The SmartAG Partner: CCAFS East Africa Quarterly Newsletter, October – December 2015

The SmartAG Partner: CCAFS East Africa Quarterly Newsletter, October – December 2015

How Significant is COP21 for Africa’s Women and other Vulnerable Groups? The event moderator Sam Ogallah, Programme Manager at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a civil society organization, reported that climate change affects everyone in Africa’s societies including women, men, people with disabili- ties and the idea of treating gender as a footnote on the text should be stopped. Instead, gender should be central in the COP21 agreement and later operationalized into a set of ap- propriate policies by African countries. This was strengthened by Winfred Lichuma, Chairperson, National Gender and Equal- ity Commission, Kenya, who noted that drafting of the COP21 agreement must be written through a gender lens and gender desegregation is a missing link in the current draft agreement.
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wise WOMEN IN SMALL ENTERPRISE QUARTERLY REPORT OCTOBER DECEMBER 2014 WISE Quarterly Report October December

wise WOMEN IN SMALL ENTERPRISE QUARTERLY REPORT OCTOBER DECEMBER 2014 WISE Quarterly Report October December

That said, based on our experience with the first cohort, it appears that there is still much work to be done. Women en- trepreneurs who participated in the WISE pre-investment training were all invited to apply to GyT for loans to support their business growth. While a few applied, many did not. We are currently examining the reasons for this. A few women ex- pressed skepticism that the bank would treat them fairly. Other women expected a grant despite the focus on WISE being a market based program. During this first start-up year, we intentionally kept the first cohort small, limiting participation to only 20 women, and committed to 1. Women entrepreneurs have
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Quarterly Investor Presentation. October 2015

Quarterly Investor Presentation. October 2015

2 For the year ended December 31, 2012 represents charges pertaining to staff reductions including severance and benefit payments, acceleration of unrecognized amortization of deferred incentive compensation previously granted to individuals terminated, and other non-compensation related costs, and for purposes of net income, net of applicable tax benefits. 3 Represents changes in the fair value of the compensation liability recorded in connection with Lazard Fund Interests (‘LFI”) and other similar deferred compensation arrangements for which a corresponding equal amount related to changes in the fair value of the underlying investments is also excluded from operating revenue.
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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)

In December 2014, the Company obtained a $2,000,000 line of credit from Milestone Scientific, Inc. to provide bridge financing to assist in the financing of the cost of a clinical study and the private placement transaction, and to meet short term working capital needs until permanent financing is secured. The line of credit agreement provides for the Company to obtain advances from Milestone Scientific, Inc. up to $2 million through April 2016. Advances on the line bear interest at a rate of 3.25% per annum, and the line matures on April 2016. In September 2015, Milestone Scientific Inc. requested and received approval from their Board of Directors to increase the limit of the line of credit to a maximum of $2.5 million (an increase of $500,000.) As at December 31, 2015, $2,500,000 was outstanding on the line. All other terms in the line of credit agreement remained unchanged, except for the following. The Company intends to convert a portion of the outstanding credit agreement to common shares in the private placement offering upon the successful completion of public offering of common shares. One million of the outstanding balance ($2.5 million) will be repaid at a later date, not earlier than after obtaining the approval of the FDA clearance. The remaining balance (including interest) will be converted into common stock of the Company at a market rate at the time of the capital raise. In January 2016, the credit agreement was increased by $300,000 to $2.8 million. All other terms in the line of credit agreement remain unchanged.
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Vocational qualifications commentary

Vocational qualifications commentary

NVQs/SVQs 4. As part of the vocational qualifications database project the DfE obtains a file (available on the OfQual website) which gives quarterly and annual totals (October-September) of NVQ achievements by sector subject area and level. These are provided to OfQual by awarding organisations. The DfE use these totals to ‘gross up’ the more detailed NVQ achievement information, collected from the awarding organisations that participate in the vocational qualifications database, in order to produce UK NVQ estimates. UK NVQ/SVQ estimates are based on grossed-up numbers of NVQs, plus all SVQs as submitted to the vocational
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