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The future of post-16 qualifications

Inquiry

The Education Committee will hold an inquiry examining how effectively post-16, level 3 education and qualifications (such as A Levels, T Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships) prepare young people for the world of work. The Committee will consider the Government’s current work and proposals in this area and look at whether an alternative model, which enables a greater blend of academic and vocational pathways, should be explored. 

The Government has several proposals underway on post-16 qualifications: 

  • Level 3 qualification reform: The Government has responded to its consultation on reforming level 3 qualifications, with a policy statement published in July 2021. This sets out a timeline for reforms to level 3 qualifications, which includes defunding from technical qualifications that overlap with T Levels 
  • The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which had its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday 15 November 
  • The further rollout of T Levels The Committee’s new inquiry will look at the impact of these changes and whether existing and proposed arrangements go far enough to prepare young people for the world of work.

The Committee’s new inquiry will look at the impact of these changes and whether existing and proposed arrangements go far enough to prepare young people for the world of work. 

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Thursday 20 January 2022.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Oliver Florence florenceo@parliament.uk / 02072191679 and Nelson Idama idaman@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6585
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA