Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR)

Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR) provisional data for 2016 to 2017 released


Providers can now access their provisional QAR data for 2016 to 2017.

You have until 5pm Friday, 2 February to inform us of any concerns about how we have implemented our published methodology; you cannot request fixes or adjustments to your 2016 to 2017 ILR data.

If you have any queries, please contact the service desk. If you have a query about specific data, complete the data queries form and email the form to the service desk.

We will publish your final QAR data during March 2018.

Accessing provisional QAR data

We have published your data through the data returns tab of the Hub and through BIRST reports. Guidance on how to use data extracts in the Hub and how to navigate the BI dashboard are now available on GOV.UK.

Each provider should have at least one super user account to access data; please ensure this is still a current user as they will need to approve user permission requests. Please make sure you have the correct user permissions set up for your organisation in advance of the release date.

We have published guidance on GOV.UK on how to request access to the Identity and Access Management System (IDAMS) and how to request the required user permissions to access your QAR data. The roles you need to access QARs are:

  • ‘Data Exchange Service – Provider Information Officer’ for accessing the ‘data returns’ tab on the Hub
  • ‘BI Hub User’ for the BIRST reports

R04 data returns – reminder

We only use the R04 ILR return for the 2017 to 2018 funding year to identify:

  • late notified apprenticeship achievements
  • restarts for learners returning from a planned break
  • achievements within 90 days for the timely QAR calculations.

The R04 ILR return for the 2017 to 2018 funding year will not be used to correct any changes from the data recorded in the R14 ILR return for 2016 to 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk.


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