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
Qualifications

Labour warns BTECs cull could hit healthcare and retail hardest

'We want to ensure every young person can gain a level 3 qualification whether through A-levels, T Levels, BTECs...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Qualifications

Scrapping BTECs is bad for levelling up and for BAME students

It’s difficult to see how reducing choice at level 3 by scrapping BTECs will improve social mobility and diversity, writes Kasim Choudhry...

Jess Staufenberg
Kasim Choudhry
Qualifications

Ministers play down BTECs cull

They have gone as far as to blame the media for fuelling a belief there will be a binary...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Protect Student Choice, Qualifications

BTECs: MPs to probe effect of defunding level 3 courses on learners

Sector experts have been invited to contribute and a minister will be asked to give evidence

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Qualifications

BTECs: 118 MPs and Lords call on new education secretary to rethink cull

'It is perfectly possible for T Levels, A-levels and BTECs to co-exist', insist cross-party group

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Conservative Party Conference, Qualifications

Level 2 ‘won’t be forgotten’, promises new skills minister

Alex Burghart has been setting out his priorities for his new role

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon