Review of post-16 qualifications at level 2 and below in England

Closed 27 Apr 2022

Opened 2 Mar 2022


We're 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. 

Why your views matter

This consultation follows the call for evidence on level 2 and below study and qualifications published on 10 November 2020.

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


  • All


  • Work based training
  • Community learning
  • Lifelong learning