Wonkhe Defunding BTECs could cause HE participation to fall off a cliff

Pausing BTEC defunding is a cost-neutral decision for an incoming government. Mary Curnock Cook assesses the impact of current policy on HE participation. There are lots of reasons to rail against the government’s policy to defund BTECs, Cambridge Technicals and other similar applied general qualifications (AGQs). The Sixth Form Colleges Association which leads the Protect Student Choice campaign estimates that this policy is likely to leave over 155,000 students without a suitable level 3 study programme. To read the article click here