DfE consultation on post-16 qualifications up to level 2

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking views on proposals to reform technical and academic qualifications at level 2 and below, excluding GCSEs, Functional Skills Qualifications and Essential Digital Skills Qualifications. The consultation follows the call for evidence on level 2 and below study and qualifications published on 10 November 2020 and closes on 27 April 2022.

The post-16 review aims to create a streamlined qualifications landscape with clear choices for young people and adults, and to ensure that every qualification approved for public funding has a distinct purpose, is high quality, and supports students to progress to positive outcomes. 

This consultation, attached below, seeks views on the proposed groups of qualifications that should receive public funding at level 2 and below.