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The Mayor of London The London Assembly
Equal Opportunities

No / Low Qualifications

London has a relatively well qualified population, with more than half the population holding at least a National Qualifications Framework Level 4 qualification – higher than A level or equivalent standard. Around one in eight London residents of working age has no or low qualifications, decreasing steadily from around 18 per cent in 2011. The gap with the national figure has remained stable – around five percentage points higher for the UK as a whole. In some parts of the UK, at least one in five residents has no or low qualifications, with no qualification at Level 2 or higher, equivalent to a GCSE “pass” (grade A*-C or new grade 9-4).