Education ministers pull plug on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications

According to BBC, more than 5,000 qualifications in England studied by few or, in some cases, no students are being scrapped.

The Department for Education is pulling funding from about 40% of the 12,000 post-16 qualifications as it prepares to introduce new T-Levels in September.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said finding the right course was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

He added: “Removing funding for qualifications that have no or low numbers of enrolments will help make sure students have a clearer choice of the qualifications on offer, and ensure they get the skills they need to progress.”

The move is also intended to ensure funding goes towards more popular qualifications that help students learn skills they need to go on to have successful careers.

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