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 for 2018.



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 2017 to 2018 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 14 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. This update publishes the 16 to 18 minimum standards thresholds for tech levels for 2018
  2. We have published the 16 to 18 minimum standards for 2018.
  3. Further information on how we calculate the tech level minimum standard.
  4. Arrangements for the 2017 minimum standard have been added.
  5. First published.