BTEC Level 3 Art and Design

Protect Student Choice at 16+

In July 2021, the Government completed a review and consultation that impacts Level 3 BTECs and other vocational qualifications in England.

The main proposal is to introduce a choice between T levels and A levels at Level 3, where most young people pursue one of these routes at the age of 16. However, alongside this the DfE recognise that in certain areas there is a clear role for alternative qualifications to T Levels and A levels such as BTECs, and these qualifications will run alongside A levels and T Levels.

The potential impact of this is huge. It is estimated that at least 30% of the 864,304 16- to 18-year-olds studying a Level 3 qualification in England are pursuing a BTEC qualification (either alongside A levels or as a standalone study programme) affecting some 259,291 students*.

With research showing a significant increase in new Creatives jobs by 2030, it's more important than ever to #ProtectStudentChoice for BTECs in Art and Design.

*Source: SFCA

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