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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.

Column chart shows the different qualification levels comparable between areas. Use the geography filter to add more comparators and the qualification level filter to see specific variations. View either count or percentage using the filters to enable quantitative or proportional comparisons. Right click the graph to show underlying data. Click to slide 2 for a map of Devon.

About the data

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Last Updated: April 2020.