Review of Post-16 Qualifications at level 3: Second stage

Closed 31 Jan 2021

Opened 23 Oct 2020


We're seeking views on proposals to reform post-16 technical and academic qualifications at level 3.

Why your views matter

This consultation is the second stage of the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England. The review’s aim is clearer qualifications 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 progression to positive outcomes for students.

This consultation focuses on level 3 qualifications and seeks views on our proposals for the groups of qualifications that would continue to be funded alongside A levels and T Levels. A call for evidence on level 2 and below will follow shortly.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Education
  • Performance tables
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Participation of young people in education, employment and training
  • HE
  • Community learning
  • Lifelong learning