Withdrawal of Funding for Qualifications with Low Student Numbers

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a list of more than 5000 qualifications with low or no enrolments that are in scope for defunding from August 2021. This is part of the government’s ongoing review of qualifications at Level 3 and below. Awarding organisations must notify the DfE of qualifications which they believe should remain approved for funding for the 2021 to 2022 funding year, in line with specific criteria by 27 March. Sector response to this announcement can be read here.