GuildHE has responded to the Department for Education’s Review of Post-16 Qualifications at Level 3 and Below.

While we support a more streamlined system, the response argues that improved Information, Advice and Guidance is vital, if young and mature learners are to be able to identify the qualifications which will allow them to fulfil their goals.

The response also criticises the inflexibility of a streamed academic/technical divide, emphasising the technical and professional education is often provided in the ‘academic’ setting of Universities, and calling instead for flexibility, so that learner move between different qualifications and types of learning.

GuildHE’s full response can be read here.