Charlotte Carlin

QAR - Achievers, Leavers and Completers

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Hi, can anyone help with the ESFA meaning of QAR Achievers, QAR Leavers and QAR Completers please? I'm struggling to find any information on what the ESFA criteria is, and what the difference is between a QAR Achiever and a QAR Completer.

Thanks in advance.

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Martin West

I will give it a go but should read the QAR guidance.

Completer - has an actual end date (withdrawal or completer with achievement or no achievement)

Achiever - has an actual end date with a completion status of completed (2) and outcome of achieved (1)

Leaver - has an actual end date with a completion status of completed (2) or withdrawn (3) and will also include those continuing who are indicated as an Overdue Continuing Aim or Overdue Planned Break.

Each of the above will be reported against a hybrid year but it is only those that are reported against the current QAR year that are included in the totals.

HTH

Martin West

Philip Dawe

 

Hi Charlotte Carlin,

Just re-read the QAR business rules and these terms - Leaver, Completer, Achiever - are mysteriously absent. 

They are common terms that we all use but can be misleading in that they allude to being learner statuses when in fact they can be either learners or Enrolments depending on which QAR you are looking at Qualifications, Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

I define the above terms as:

LEAVER - Any Enrolment/Apprentice/trainee that has passed their Qualification period and is not in any of the QAR exclusion categories and has a completion status of 2 (Completed) or 3 (Withdrawn) - and in some cases 6 - i.e. has not returned from a BIL within the allocated time limit.

Completer - Any Enrolment/Apprentice/trainee that has passed their Qualification period and is not in any of the QAR exclusion categories and has a completion status of 2 (Completed) Regardless or outcome

Achiever - Any Enrolment/Apprentice/trainee that has passed their Qualification period and is not in any of the QAR exclusion categories and has a completion status of 2 (Completed) And an Outcome of 1 (Achieved)

HTH

Phil

Charlotte Carlin

Thank you both for all for your help, it certainly seems that way Philip Dawe.

I have contacted the ESFA to see if we can get a clear answer, they gave me the below response;

QAR Leavers =  The number of aims that have ended - where they have an actual end date or where continuing learners, planned breaks in learning or transfers did not return
QAR Achievers =  The number of aims achieved. This includes reformed AS levels that are decoupled from the A Level and any cashed pre-reform AS levels (Outcome = 1)
QAR Completers =  The number of aims where the learner has completed all the learning activities (Completion Status = 2)

Hopefully others will find this useful too.

Thanks again :-)