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Fellowship applications


29. The Office determined 158 Fellowship applications under the transitional arrangements. All were approved as the office does not have authority to refuse and must refer cases where it cannot approve to the Committee for its decision. Equality and Diversity data for those applications approved by the office is set out below:


Sex Male Female


Number 29


129 %


18% 82%


30. All of the applications were approved. The table below aggregates the applications and sets out the percentage of Fellowship applications approved across each age range.


Age


21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60


Number 7


85 38 14 5 6 1 2


% 4%


54% 24% 9% 3% 4%


0.5% 1.5%


31. The table below sets out the aggregate applications by percentage across each ethnicity group. Data was available for all applicants.


Code W1 A2


W9 B2 A1 B1


A9 09 A3


W2 M9


Descriptor White British


Asian or Asian British – Pakistani White – other background Black or Black British – African Asian or Asian British – Indian


Black or Black British – Caribbean


Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi


Chinese or other ethnic group – Chinese


Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi


White – Irish Mixed – Other


Work based learning applications


32. The Office also determined 72 Work Based Learning Fellowship applications, which were all approved. All were approved as the office does not have authority to refuse and must refer to the Committee where it cannot approve.


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Number % 135 4 5 1 4 4


1 1 1


1 1


88% 2% 3%


0.5% 2% 2%


0.5% 0.5% 0.5%


0.5% 0.5%


Equality and Diversity data for those applications approved by the office is set out below:


Sex Male Female


Number 12 60


%


17% 83%


33. All of the applications were approved. The table below aggregates the applications and sets out the percentage of work based learning applications approved across each age range.


Age


21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60


Number 7


33 24 2 1 1 3 1


%


10% 46% 34% 3% 1% 1% 4% 1%


34. The table below sets out the aggregate applications by percentage across each ethnicity group. Data was available for all applicants.


Code W1 B2


W9 A1 B1


A9 09


Descriptor White British


Black or Black British – African White – other background Asian or Asian British – Indian


Black or Black British – Caribbean


Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi


Chinese or other ethnic group – Chinese


Number % 60 2 3 4 1


1 1


84% 3% 4% 6% 1%


1% 1%


35. All figures provided represent concluded applications. They do not reflect those applications that underwent initial assessment and were on-going as at 31 December 2014.


RIGHTS OF AUDIENCE SCHEME


36. The Committee is responsible for the rights of audience qualification scheme. Its key areas of responsibility include approval of candidate applications to enrol onto advocacy skills courses, approval of applications to renew advocacy certificates and accreditation of course providers to deliver advocacy skills courses. The Committee was supported by the external advisors.


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