Applied qualifications are to be withdrawn from September 2017. We’re not planning to redeveloped the following AS and A level qualifications for 2017.

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Your Edexcel Applied A level courses will be available until an alternative qualification is ready, so you can be confident about choosing the right course for your applied learners.

Summary of our current Edexcel Applied A level courses and the new qualifications which will replace them.

Applied A level subject

Last first-teach date for
a 2-year course

Alternative
qualification(s)

Applied Business

September 2015 (current centres only)

Edexcel A level

New BTEC National

Applied Art and Design

September 2015 (current centres only)

Edexcel A level

New BTEC National

Leisure

September 2015

BTEC National in Travel and Tourism

Travel & Tourism

September 2015

Applied ICT

September 2015

BTEC National in IT and Computing

Engineering

September 2015

BTEC National in Engineering

Health & Social Care

September 2015

BTEC National in Health and Social Care

Media

September 2015

BTEC National in Creative Media Production

Performing Arts

September 2015

Edexcel A level in Drama

BTEC National in Performing Arts

The final assessment window for current centres for the Edexcel Applied A levels in Art and Design and Business will be 2017 (with no resit available in 2018). 

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Centres will now need to switch to another qualification, such as our new BTEC Nationals or the new Edexcel AS and A levels.

Learn more about our BTEC Nationals

Learn more about our new A levels