Phase 3 - Designing and developing new qualifications

Once we have decided which qualifications will be needed, we will need to agree the details of their design.

This includes what content they should cover and how they should be assessed. Again, we will want to hear a wider range of views to help us do this. We will start consulting on the detailed design of specific qualifications in late 2021.

We want to make sure that any new or updated qualifications are available in plenty of time before learners begin to study towards them. There needs to be enough time for centres and teaching staff to prepare for the new qualifications, and for support, training and resources to be available for the new qualifications.