Policy paper

Post-16 skills plan and independent report on technical education

The government’s technical education reforms, based on the work of Lord Sainsbury’s independent panel.


Post-16 technical education reforms: T level action plan - October 2017

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Post-16 skills plan (web accessible)

Post-16 skills plan (print ready)

Technical education reform: the case for change


The documents are as follows:

  • ‘T level action plan’: the government’s progress on the reforms to technical education set out in ‘Post-16 skills plan’, confirms next steps and opportunities for engagement by interested parties
  • ‘Post-16 skills plan’: the government’s plan to support young people and adults to secure skilled employment and meet the needs of the economy
  • ‘Report of the independent panel on technical education’: report by an independent panel set up to advise ministers on improving the quality of technical education
  • ‘Technical education reform: the case for change’: presents the available evidence on the government’s reforms

An equalities impact assessment of technical education reform is also available.

Published 8 July 2016
Last updated 11 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Post-16 technical education reforms: T level action plan'.
  2. First published.