Qualifications

Revealed: 74 qualifications survive 2025 level 3 course cull

Approved 'alternative' qualifications can be funded alongside A-levels and T Levels

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Qualifications

Post-16 options are at the heart of tackling youth unemployment

The rapidly growing NEET group needs more stable and accessible qualification landscape, says Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield

JL Dutaut
Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield
Qualifications

Qualifications reform can’t put politicians’ interests above learners’

The prime minister’s announcement is a glaring example of the kind of political expediency he says he’s against, says...

JL Dutaut
James Kewin
Qualifications, T Levels

DfE renames struggling T Level transition programme

Officials think the name change will improve progression to T Levels

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Politics, Qualifications

Labour pledges to pause and review BTECs cull

Party would not defund any AGQs under the current timeline if it wins the next general election

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Qualifications

Why Manchester’s proposals could lead straight MBacc to square one

Greater Manchester’s reforms are a step in the right direction but the journey has much further to go to...

JL Dutaut
Dr Marius S Ostrowski
Long read, Qualifications, Skills reform

Destination defund: the fight to save travel and tourism courses

High-profile workforce shortages in the travel industry haven’t stopped the government’s plans to defund rafts of popular courses. Jessica...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Qualifications

Our MBacc will redress policy’s academic bias

Manchester’s new MBacc will offer young people plenty of academic and technical options at 16 – and the ability to switch between the...

JL Dutaut
Andy Burnham
Devolution, Qualifications, T Levels

Manchester mayor’s ‘MBacc’ to rival EBacc to boost technical education

It's not yet clear why schools would promote the MBacc technical education options over the EBacc

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen