This report is an overview of the qualifications market in England and a single reference point about participants in the market. The key headlines in the qualifications market for the 2021 to 2022 academic year in England included:
- There were 11,400 active qualifications (available qualifications with certificates) in the academic year 2021 to 2022, a 2.9% decrease on the previous year.
- In total 11.0 million certificates were issued for GCSE, AS, A level and vocational and other qualifications available for award in England over the 2021 to 2022 academic year, up 2.1% compared to the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
- There were 6.1 million GCSE, AS and A level certificates awarded in the 2021 to 2022 academic year, down by 0.8% compared to the previous year.
- There were 4.9 million certificates awarded for vocational and other qualifications in the 2021 to 2022 academic year, up by 5.8% compared to the 2020 to 2021 academic year.