16 to 18 minimum standards

This document sets out the minimum standard measure applied to all schools and colleges for 16- to 18-year-olds to 2017.



This document describes how the Department for Education (DfE) is applying 16 to 18 minimum standards to the performance of schools and colleges in the 2016 to 2017 academic year. By establishing separate measures for performance in level 3 academic, applied general and tech level qualifications, we can compare like with like to give a clear picture of how institutions are performing in different areas of their level 3 provision.

Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 25 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Further information on how we calculate the tech level minimum standard.
  2. Arrangements for the 2017 minimum standard have been added.
  3. First published.