Performance tables in England after 2020 - Technical and Applied qualifications

Update from the Department of Education about submissions to Performance Tables in England. 

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The Department for Education (DfE) has told us that after the current process for the 2020 performance tables is complete, they'll be suspending the submissions process.

You can read their statement below:

'Ministers have decided that this will happen upon conclusion of the current approvals process for the 2020 performance tables.

Their decision is primarily to ensure a period of stability in the qualification offer before the first T levels are introduced in September 2020. Ministers have therefore decided that the list of technical and applied qualifications that are approved for inclusion in the 2020 performance tables should not be supplemented during this moratorium.

Once final decisions have been made about qualifications included in the 2020 performance tables, the process will close and we do not anticipate that any new qualifications will be accepted for consideration. We will keep the list of approved qualifications under review and, if any are found not to meet our requirements, they may be removed from performance tables. We anticipate that the moratorium will last for a minimum of two years, during which time the Department will continue to engage with awarding organisations.'

What does this mean?

This announcement means that after the 2020 performance tables are finalised, we won't be able to submit any new qualifications until the moratorium is lifted, which the DfE anticipates will last at least two years.

The DfE has also confirmed they are still reviewing qualifications currently on performance tables, so it's possible the DfE may remove qualifications you're currently teaching from performance tables in the future.

Staying up to date

We'll make sure we let you know about any future communications as soon as they're released from the DfE to explain the impact on qualifications you are teaching, so you can reflect any changes in your planning and delivery.

If you have any questions or want to chat to someone about what this means for you, don't forget that you can always get in touch with your Subject Advisor.

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