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Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.
Read this response alongside the government’s plans for reform of level 3 qualifications policy statement for a complete view of the consultation response and the post-16 qualification reforms.
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This consultation is the second stage of the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England. It focuses on level 3 qualifications and seeks views on our proposals for the groups of qualifications that would continue to be funded alongside A levels and T Levels.
The review’s aim is:
- clearer qualifications choices for young people and adults
- to ensure that every qualification approved for public funding has a distinct purpose, is high quality and supports progression to positive outcomes for students
We have extended the closing date of this consultation in recognition of the ongoing disruption caused by by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The consultation will now close at 23:45 on Sunday 31 January 2021.
Alongside this consultation, you can also read:
- the government response to the first stage consultation
- a call for evidence, seeking views on post-16 study and qualifications at level 2 and below