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Intermediate level qualifications (level 2)

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 .

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Number of technical certificate learning aims (total number of qualifications studied by all students): 72

School / college Local authority England state-funded 16-18 schools / colleges
Completion and attainment score -0.26 -0.19 0.00

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Average result Points
School / college L2Merit 5.94
Walsall state-funded schools / colleges L2Merit 5.95
England all schools
schools / colleges
L2Merit- 5.77

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Number of students enrolled to study mainly technical certificates: 245

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School / college Walsall average (local authority) - state-funded schools / colleges England average - state-funded schools / colleges
% of students completing their main study programme 91.8% 91.9% 88.3%
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You can compare the students' results with performance at state-funded schools and colleges at local authority and national level.

School / college Local authority England
% of all level 2 students that entered a technical certificate Open help text for Technical certificate measure opens a popup 45.9% 44.4% 38.9%
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Disadvantaged students are those who attract pupil premium funding at the end of key stage 4, meaning students claiming free school meals at any point in the previous six years, students in care, and those who left care through adoption or another formal route. The performance of disadvantaged students is compared with the local authority and the England average for 'other', where other means non - disadvantaged students.

You can compare the students' results with performance at state-funded schools and colleges at local authority and national level.

School / college dis. students Local authority (non-dis. students) England (non-dis. students)
Number of students 99 160 25305
Completion and attainment score -0.18 -0.24 0.06
Average grade (points) L2Merit
(5.94)
L2Merit
(5.95)
L2Merit-
(5.79)
% of students completing main study programme (number of students enrolled) 90.7%
(97)
92.3% 89.7%

These are non-academic qualifications that are as challenging as GCSEs and include technical certificates, 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 .

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Number of level 2 vocational or technical certificate learning aims (total number of qualifications studied by all students): 248

School / college Local authority England state-funded 16-18 schools / colleges
Completion and attainment score -0.31 -0.23 0.00

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Average result Points
School / college L2Merit 5.89
Walsall state-funded schools / colleges L2Merit 5.89
England all schools
schools / colleges
L2Merit- 5.71

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Number of students enrolled to study mainly level 2 vocational qualifications: 541

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School / college Walsall average (local authority) - state-funded schools / colleges England average - state-funded schools / colleges
% of students completing their main study programme 90.9% 90.8% 88.3%
Disadvantaged students Click to expand

Disadvantaged students are those who attract pupil premium funding at the end of key stage 4, meaning students claiming free school meals at any point in the previous six years, students in care, and those who left care through adoption or another formal route. The performance of disadvantaged students is compared with the local authority and the England average for 'other', where other means non - disadvantaged students.

You can compare the students' results with performance at state-funded schools and colleges at local authority and national level.

School / college dis. students Local authority (non-dis. students) England (non-dis. students)
Number of students 216 363 64330
Completion and attainment score -0.42 -0.13 0.08
Average grade (points) L2Merit-
(5.82)
L2Merit
(5.94)
L2Merit-
(5.75)
% of students completing main study programme (number of students enrolled) 88.3%
(223)
93.0% 89.7%

2017/2018 data

Different types of apprenticeship qualifications are structured and assessed differently; therefore, Apprenticeship qualification achievement rates cannot be used to compare performance between establishments. Rates are included to provide a complete picture of 16-18 provision. For more information on the performance of these establishments and other apprenticeship providers see the National Achievement Rate Tables opens in a new window .
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Overall cohort Achievement rate
School / college 450 74.2%
General FE and Tertiary College 26680 68.3%
England all schools / colleges 67490 68%

About this data

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • SP = Small percentage: the number is between 0% and 0.5%
  • RE = Redacted: 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.
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