Intermediate level qualifications (level 2) results over time
Most qualifications have a difficulty level. Level 3 is at about the same level of difficulty as an A level, but may take a different amount of time to study, and Level 2 is at about the same level of difficulty as a GCSE at grade C/4 or above. Read more about qualification levels opens in a new window .
Technical certificates are level 2 qualifications for students wishing to develop the specialist skills and knowledge for a technical occupation or industry. They lead to recognised occupations, for example in engineering, IT, accounting or professional cookery. For further details see technical and vocational qualifications opens in a new window and the 16 to 18 Accountability Technical Guide opens in a new window .
Completion and attainment Open help text for Completion and attainment opens a popup
|School / college||0.34||0.32||-0.57|
|Local authority state-funded schools / colleges||0.34||0.28||-0.27|
|England state-funded schools / colleges||0||0.00||0.00|
|School / college||L2Merit-||L2Merit-||L2Pass+|
|Local authority state-funded schools / colleges||L2Merit-||L2Merit-||L2Pass|
|England state-funded schools / colleges||L2Merit-||L2Merit-||L2Merit-|
% of students completing their main study programme Open help text for Percentage of students completing their main study programme opens a popup
- School / college
- Local authority state-funded schools / colleges
- England state-funded schools / colleges
|School / college||89.5%||95.1%||77.8%|
|Local authority state-funded schools / colleges||89.7%||95.3%||85.7%|
|England state-funded schools / colleges||86.3%||88.3%||87.9%|
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- LOWCOV = Low coverage: shown for the 'value added' measure and coverage indicator where schools have less than 50% of pupils included in calculation of the measure
- NA = Not applicable: figures are either not available for the year in question, or the data field is not applicable to the school or college
- NE = No entries: the school or college did not enter any pupils or students for the qualifications covered by the measure
- NEW = New school or college
- NP = Not published: for example, we do not publish Progress 8 data for independent schools and independent special schools, or breakdowns by disadvantaged and other pupils for independent schools, independent special schools and non-maintained special schools
- RE = Redacted: we redact these figures if they do not allow the calculation of a reliable estimate and therefore don’t provide a fair measure of performance. For transparency, we publish the headline information for these providers separately in the national achievement rates tables.
- SN = Small number: the number is subject to rounding and is less than 3
- SP = Small percentage: the percentage is subject to rounding and is between 0% and 0.5%
- SUPP = Suppressed: in certain circumstances we will suppress an establishment's data. This is usually when there are 5 or fewer pupils or students covered by the measure (29 for apprenticeships measures). We avoid making these figures public to protect individual privacy. We may also suppress data on a case-by-case basis.
- -- = Null: figures are either not available for the year in question, or the data field is not applicable to the school or college.
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