Invitation to Post-16 Qualifications Review (multiple dates and locations from 15 May to 3 June)

  • Date: 15th May 2019 to 3rd June 2019
  • Time: 10.30 – 15.00
  • Location: Various, see post for details
  • URL: Event Link

Invitation from the Post-16 Qualifications Review Unit, Department for Education

The review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below, alongside the development of T Levels, is central to building a world class education system. The review aims to simplify and streamline the current system to ensure that all qualifications approved for funding to have a distinct purpose and be necessary, support progression to good outcomes and be high quality.

Our first stage consultation is currently open and closes on 10 June 2019; details are available here:

We are keen to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and gather as many views and inputs as possible. Therefore, as part of the first stage consultation, we would like to invite you to one of five events that we are holding around the country to discuss the review and share your thoughts and opinions. We appreciate this is short notice and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

The events are:

Date: Wednesday 15 May
Time: 10:30-15:00
Location: Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, Bristol

Date: Thursday 16 May
Time: 10:30-15:00
Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, Kensington, London

Date: Tuesday 21 May
Time: 10:30-15:00
Location: Newcastle United Football Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Date: Wednesday 22 May
Time: 10:30-15:00
Location: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester

Date: Monday 3 June
Time: 10:30-15:00
Location: Millennium Point, Birmingham

As part of the day, we are offering attendees the opportunity to attend three breakout sessions from the five on offer. When booking your attendance at the consultation event of your choice, you will be asked to confirm which breakout sessions you wish to attend.

Each breakout session is focussed on themes from the consultation. We will discuss the relevant consultation questions and other any other relevant issues. The sessions are set out below and a summary of the consultation questions are contained in Annex A of the consultation document, which is available online here:

• Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Disadvantage
• Level 2 and below
• Level 3
• Pre-existing qualifications and Qualifications with low and no enrolments
• Principles

Please note that places are limited to 100 delegates per event and to 30 or 40 per breakout session – dependent on location. Therefore, we ask that you send one representative per organisation.

Please use Eventbrite via the links below to book your place:
• Please book one ticket for Admission to the Consultation Event
• Please then book an individual ticket for each breakout session you wish to attend – the number of tickets remaining available for each are indicated
• Please also indicate any dietary requirements when prompted.






The consultation is open from 19 March to 10 June 2019.

Further Information

Find out more about this event by calling us on 01536 513388
or emailing us at
or visiting the event website

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