Automotive Learners Report 2020Q2


The aim of this report is to analyse the numbers undertaking automotive qualifications in the UK. The report takes data released by the 4 nation’s regulatory bodies:

  • OfQual - The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation [England]
  • SQA - The Scottish Qualifications Authority [Scotland]
  • QiW – Qualifications Wales [Wales]
  • Cea - 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 2020 Q2.

The effect of Covid-19 on vocational certificates awarded in 2020 Q2 has been significant, with a dramatic fall of 60% compared to the previous quarter and 73% decline compared to the same timeframe last year; these falls are fairly consistent across all 4 nations.

Automotive qualifications account for approximately 1% of all qualification certificates and this has remained consistent for the past 2 years indicating that automotive qualifications have not been disproportionately affected in the past quarter, however comparing % changes in automotive qualifications to all vocational qualifications, automotive appears to have seen a noticeable drop compared to the vocational qualifications as a whole.