Consultation outcome

Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

We have now published the second stage consultation, seeking views on proposals to reform post-16 technical and academic qualifications at level 3.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on the principles that should guide our review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

This consultation is the first stage of the government’s review of post-16 level 3 and below qualifications (excluding T Levels, A Levels and GCSEs). It asks for views on the high level principles and outlines proposals for the removal of funding approval for unreformed qualifications.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks.

The response to this consultation and the second stage of the review is due to be published in spring 2020.

Published 19 March 2019
Last updated 23 October 2020 + show all updates
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