The purpose of this consultation was to seek views on proposals to reform vocational qualifications for 16-19 year olds.
The consultation soughtviews on proposals to:
i) Establish a process and set of characteristics by which vocational qualifications could be judged for inclusion in 16-19 performance tables;
ii) Introduce two separate categories of vocational qualification – ‘Applied General’ and ‘Occupational’, in addition to academic qualifications; and
iii) Only include Applied General and Occupational qualifications that meet pre-defined standards in future performance tables.
It also soughtviews on whether the Government should fund learners who are over 19 to take vocational qualifications that meet the new characteristics but do not conform to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).