29 Mar

Consultation on post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below

As I imagine you are already aware, the Government’s consultation on the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England was launched earlier this month. The Government are encouraging people to write in about the implications of these key reforms to the lives of young people with SEND.

Details of the consultation can be found on gov.uk here: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-post-16-qualifications-at-level-3-and-below-in-england. There are also two accompanying ad hoc statistical releases which can be found online here:

This intention of this review, alongside the development of T Levels, is to build a world class technical education system. The review is an opportunity to develop a qualifications system where every student, including those with SEND, benefits from high quality qualifications that help them realise their talents and achieve their career ambitions.

As you will see, questions cover a wide range of topics which are particularly relevant from a SEND point of view, and on which the comments of you and your colleagues will be very welcome. I know you will want to make sure that young people with SEND are able to benefit from the outcome of the review.  The consultation includes questions about qualifications generally, and also at level 3, level 2 and level 1 and below.

The consultation is open for 12 weeks and will close on 10 June 2019.