Don't scrap BTEC

In 2021, the Department for Education announced plans to introduce a twin-track system of A levels and T levels (a new suite of technical qualifications), where most young people pursue one of these qualifications at the age of 16. 

As a result, funding for most BTEC, Cam Tech and other Applied General Qualifications would be removed by 2025.

Applied General Qualifications are tried and tested qualifications that provide a pathway, for disadvantaged students into employment or higher education. The T level qualifications are new and untested and should not be one of only two options available for students, there must be a third way.

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