Automotive Education Report Edition 1


The aim of this report is to analyse the numbers undertaking automotive qualifications and those starting automotive apprenticeships in the UK. The report takes data released by the four nation’s regulatory bodies:

  • OfQual - The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation [England]
  • SQA - The Scottish Qualifications Authority [Scotland]
  • QiW – Qualifications Wales [Wales]
  • CCEA - The Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment [Northern Ireland]

These datasets hold data on the number of certifications awarded for each qualification. This data is released on a quarterly basis, with the most recent being 2021 Q3 (July - September 2021).

For apprenticeship starts, we use data released from the Department of Education (DfE) regarding apprenticeship starts in England. Data is released on a monthly basis, and the most recent is released 22 December 2021.

TechSafeTM analysis uses certification data from each of the four nation regulators (as above); the IMI holds real-time data for the amount of TechSafeTM certificates awarded; however, this is not shown in this report due to commercial sensitivities.


Edition 1