The UK Government is reviewing the qualification choices available to young people and adults from 16 years. They want to know what options need to be available to 16-19-year-olds in the future along with:
- A levels, which primarily prepare learners for higher education
- T Levels, which primarily prepare learners for skilled employment in a specific occupation and can also be used to progress to higher technical study. T Levels include a Technical qualification, a 45-day industry work placement, and Level 2 English and maths.
Young learners, adults, parents, teachers, tutors and employers tell us they want BTEC to continue as a choice alongside T Levels and A Levels. BTEC is a career-focused qualification that gives young people and adults the knowledge and skills they need for careers within industry, further study, higher education or an apprenticeship.
As an employer, you need that choice of qualifications available to feed your talent pipeline and teach the real-world skills your business needs now and in the future. These qualifications also support the wider economy and support social mobility and diversity.
How can I have my say?
BTECs have been at the heart of national need for many years and continue to transform lives and careers. Help us to protect learners right to choose the right qualification for their future.
The consultation window closed on 31 January.