The Department for Education has launched a call for evidence on post-16 classroom-based programmes of study and qualifications at Level 2 and below.
This is part of the DfE’s review of post-16 qualifications in England to ensure that every qualification approved for public funding is necessary, has a distinct purpose, is high quality and supports progression to positive outcomes.
The DfE acknowledges that study at Level 2 and below 'supports a large number of young people and adults to access higher levels of study, unlock employment opportunities, prepare for adulthood or re-engage in education, and secure English, maths and digital skills'. The call for evidence aims to better understand what is working well and what more can be done to support study at Level 2 and below.
The call for evidence asks:
Responses and evidence will inform the DfE’s approach to reforming Level 2 and below study and qualifications, with further proposals to follow in 2021.