Pre-school Education: T-levels

Department for Education written question – answered on 23 March 2023.

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Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have been funded by her Department to study those courses which will lose funding approval in August 2024 because their content overlaps with the early years educator specialism of the Education and Early Years T-Level in each of the last five years for which data is available.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Minister of State (Education)

The department does not routinely publish enrolment data for individual qualifications. As part of the Post-16 Qualifications Review, in October 2022, the final list of qualifications which overlap with waves 1 and 2 T Levels (excluding Health and Science) was confirmed. As part of publishing the final list, the department included 2019/20 academic year enrolment data for qualifications that overlap with wave 1 and 2 T Levels (excluding Health and Science), which included the Education and Childcare T Level. The final list can found at:

It shows that there are 25 such qualifications which will have their funding removed for new starts from August 2024. In 2019/20, these had just over 17,000 enrolments through 16-to-19 study programmes. This is out of nearly 2.9 million enrolments through 16-to-19 study programmes at level 3 as a whole.

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