Dear Sir or Madam,
How many learners were awarded the Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH),across all three Awarding Bodies that offer it, in respect of the First Quarter of 2007?
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11 August, 2008
Mr Paul Chase
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Dear Mr Chase
Freedom of Information Act request 1204
1. Your Freedom of Information Act request 1204
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Act 2000 ("the Act"), received by the Qualifications and Curriculum
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You requested the following information:
"How many learners were awarded the Level 2 National Certificate for
Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH),across all three Awarding Bodies that
offer it, in respect of the First Quarter of 2007?"
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