Annual qualifications market report

An annual report which summarises official statistics on the qualifications market in Wales for the academic year 2019/20

Release Date: Thursday 11 February, 2021
Period covered: 2019/20
Next Update: February 2022 (Provisional)

Key Points 

  • Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic users should interpret differences in statistics between 2020 and earlier years with caution. 
  • 725,620 certificates were awarded in 2019/20, a decrease of 7.9% compared to 2018/19. The awarding body with the largest market share was WJEC, who awarded 68.7% of all certificates, up from 61.7% in 2018/19. 
  • On 31 August 2020, there were 97 recognised awarding bodies in Wales, which is one fewer than in 2019. Since Qualifications Wales was established on 21 September 2015, there are 36 fewer recognised awarding bodies, a decrease of 27.1%. 



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Annual Qualifications Market Report

Pdf file Excel file

Annual Qualification Market Report

Pdf file Excel file