The future of post-16 level 1, entry vocational qualifications in England

Level 1 and below

Download the new guide for Level 1 and Entry level 

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Latest update

In October 2022 the DfE published the latest news about the review of post-16 qualifications at level 2 and below in England.

Read the latest DfE announcement

Further guidance was published in April 2023

Read further guidance

Continue to teach BTECs with confidence 

You can continue to teach your BTEC entry level and level 1 intros with confidence this year and into the future up until 2027.

If you would like to speak to someone about the vocational reform and what it means for you, your centre and the qualifications you offer now and in the future, please contact us using the details below. 

If you are a college or a work-based learning provider: please email at

If you are a school: please talk to us or email at