Qualification Review Timeline - 2025

May Initial publication of approved level 3 qualifications in cycle 2: List of level 3 qualifications that have been approved in cycle 2 for first teach in 2026 will be published. A list of qualifications that will be defunded from 2026, as they have not been approved through the new process, will be published alongside this.
July Final publication of approved level 3 qualifications in cycle 2:  Any changes to the list of level 3 qualifications approved in cycle 2, following a process for AOs to challenge approvals by a procedural review.

Initial list of approved level 2 qualifications in cycle 2:  List of level 2 qualifications that have been approved in cycle 2 for first teach in 2026 will be published. A list of qualifications that will be defunded from 2026, as they have not been approved through the new process, will be published alongside this.
August Qualifications available for first teach: First teach of level 2 and level 3 qualifications approved in cycle 1 (lists published in July 2024, May 2024 respectively).

Cycle 1 Defunding of qualifications:  Qualifications not approved in cycle 1 will have funding removed. (1 August).

Defunding level 3 qualifications that overlap with wave 3 + 4 T Levels:  Funding removed from qualifications that overlap with wave 3 or 4 T Levels. The last date for new starts will be 31 July.

T Level rollout: Introduction of a T Level in Marketing. 
September Final list of approved level 2 qualifications in cycle 2:  Any changes to the list of level 2 qualifications approved in cycle 2, following a process for AOs to challenge approvals by a procedural review.

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