The future of post-16 level 2 vocational qualifications in England

Level 2

Updated March 2024

The post-16 level 2 vocational qualifications landscape in England in undergoing a major reform.

The information below provides you with an overview of these reforms, and what we know so far about what they’ll mean for you and your post-16 level 2 curriculum.

See our guide below to the future of post-16 level 2 vocational qualifications in England. This provides an overview of the landscape and timeline of the reforms.

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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 BTECs with confidence this year and next and be reassured that very few qualifications will be affected in 2024/25.

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 fill out the form below.