We are delighted to confirm that five of the seven Level 3 Cambridge Technicals (2016) qualifications proposed for defunding will continue to be funded until our redeveloped qualifications are launched.
In May 2022, the DfE published a list of qualifications that that were proposed for defunding in England from July 2024 due to an overlap with wave 1 and wave 2 T Levels.
We appealed against the defunding of seven Cambridge Technicals qualifications. Appeals for the following five qualifications were successful:
Appeals for the following qualifications were not successful and will no longer attract funding from July 2024:
All other Cambridge Technicals (2016) Level 3 qualifications did not overlap with T Levels and will continue to be funded until our redeveloped qualifications are launched.
You can find full details about each of these qualifications, including the last date for new starts for funding purposes on our Cambridge Technicals re-development page.
If you teach a vocational qualification at key stage 5 and would like to be involved in the development of our new qualifications, find out more.
The DfE has published its response to the consultation on post-16 qualifications at Level 2 and below – you can read our summary of the response on our policy web pages.
We’re pleased to confirm all Cambridge Technicals qualifications at Level 2 will continue to be funded in England until a new provision is introduced. This means replacement qualifications will be funded in two waves; in September 2026 and September 2027, mirroring the implementation of T Levels.
We'll be looking at the review dates for our Level 2 Cambridge Technicals qualifications – we’ll let you know as soon as these are confirmed.