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Completion dates sought

12 February 2019

AAT colleges are pushing the AAT to disclose the completion rates for its AQ2016 suite of qualifications.

Fear is mounting that without such information many colleges may be forced to abandon the AAT qualification in favour of other qualifications.

PQ magazine was told that some college are under increasing pressure to justify their AAT completion rates the expected rates for other courses being around 90%. And, although the AAT publish success rates for each unit, not all learners pass all the assessments, so the successful completion of the qualification (eg Foundation, Advanced or Diploma) can paint a very different picture.

One tutor believed the AAT must have this information for OFQUAL. He just wants it to be made public.

PQ understands that the AAT might have to change the way it gathers information if completion rates are to be properly compiled. Students enter the AAT suite of qualifications at many different levels/stages and AAT has no idea when they start or expect top finish. If a student who registers for one paper, for instance, AAT does not know if they plan just to take that paper or go on and complete the whole level.

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