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Qualifications


Qualification data is drawn from the Annual Population Survey which is carried out on 320,000 respondents across the UK. The data shows the number of residents within an area who are qualified at a certain level, following the NVQ framework. These levels are standardised to equate to other qualifications; level 1 is equivalent to a BTEC first certificate or 3-4 GCSEs at grades D-E, level 2 is equivalent to 4-5 GCSEs at A*-C, level 3 is equivalent to 2 A levels, level 4 is equivalent to higher education certificate or BTEC, and level 5 (not listed in the data) is equivalent to a foundation degree or diploma.

Last Updated: April 2021, data from December 2019.