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Post-16 Qualifications at Level 3 and Below in England Review

Question for Department for Education

UIN 71347, tabled on 25 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Level 3 applied general qualifications are currently included in the scope of his Department’s review of post-16 qualifications; and how many of those qualifications are (a) approved and (b) not approved for inclusion in performance tables.

Answered on

4 November 2022

As at August 2022, there were 5,200 qualifications approved for post-16 funding in England and in scope of the review of post-16 qualifications. This figure excludes those qualifications that the department has already confirmed will continue to be funded. 1,510 qualifications are at level 3, and 3,690 are at level 2 and below. Applied General is a level 3 qualification (AGQ) category of the aged 16-18 performance tables. There are 134 AGQs approved for inclusion on the 2024 aged16-18 performance tables, all of which are in scope of the post-16 qualifications review.

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