Significantly Less Than 50% of Applied General Qualifications to be Removed

Funding will be cut for only a “small proportion” of applied general qualifications such as BTECs that sit alongside A levels and T levels, the government has announced. Plans to defund level 3 applied general qualifications that overlap with A levels and T levels have been met with concern, with sector leaders saying the removal of these qualifications could limit choices and opportunities for young people. However, in a letter sent to members of the House of Lords today, secretary of state for education Nadhim Zahawi said that “significantly less than half” of the total level 3 BTEC and other applied general style qualifications, would be defunded. Click here for more.