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Crackdown on low quality qualifications.

Crackdown on low quality qualifications.

Ministers have launched a crack down on low quality qualifications such as floristry, horse management and networking as the Government axes their funding.

The Department for Education (DfE) has banned any new vocational qualifications from receiving funding from next year onwards, as part of a drive to boost the profile and prestige of alternatives to A-levels.

Officials have drawn up a list of 163 “lower quality” BTECs, Tech Levels and their equivalents which will no longer be eligible for state funding. 

These include a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Floristry, a City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management and an AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT in Networking.

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