Qualifications, Skills reform, T Levels

Revealed: 38 BTECs facing the chop to clear way for first T Levels

They're among 160 level 3 quals set to be defunded from 2024

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Qualifications, Skills reform

Level 2 qualifications review ‘materially flawed’

Providers and awarding organisations have had their say on the government's level 2 qualifications review. Here's what the sector...

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Qualifications

Post-16 qualifications inquiry: 5 interesting things we learned from former education ministers

Witnesses were quizzed on degree apprenticeships, BTECs and getting the policy balance right between vocational and academic education

Will Nott
Will Nott
Qualifications, T Levels

‘Significantly’ less than half of AGQs like BTECs will get the chop, government concedes

'Through this process we expect to remove just a small proportion of the total level 3 BTEC and other...

Will Nott
Will Nott
Qualifications, Skills reform

DfE reveals plan to scrap thousands of level 2 and below qualifications

Courses that are 'too narrowly focused' such as plumbing or bricklaying face the chop

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Qualifications

BTEC funding to be debated in parliament after petition hits 100k signatures

Over 20,000 people signed the petition in just two days

Will Nott
Will Nott
Qualifications

Labour: BTECs defunding delay ‘doesn’t go far enough’

Kate Green has called for a four-year moratorium on scrapping any applied general qualifications

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Qualifications

Zahawi announces slowing down of BTECs cull

The exit requirements for English and maths in T Levels will also be relaxed

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Apprenticeships, Qualifications

Labour shortages: logistics, retail and construction on what needs to happen next

Sector bodies want greater flexibility in the apprenticeship levy as well as more level 2 provision

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon