ASCL is extremely concerned about the plans to reduce the number of funded qualifications available to students at all levels. However, we appreciate that this consultation focuses on the regulation of the qualifications, rather than the policy decision itself. We agree that it is essential that funded qualifications are of a high quality, and have a clear purpose leading to good outcomes, including further studies. We are concerned, however, that limiting the range of qualifications limits choice and outcomes for students.
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