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Plans to remove funding for courses with low student numbers

Qualifications with low or no enrolments could see funding withdrawn in drive to level up skills and opportunities.

More than 5,000 qualifications which are not being taken by anyone or are being studied by less than 100 students each year may lose government funding, under plans announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.

The government is seeking views from the education sector on whether any of the 5,000 qualifications on the list should continue to attract public funding from August 2021.

View the list below for industry course with low or no enrolment which are at risk.

Low entries:

  •  SEG Awards ABC Entry Level Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills (Entry 2) – Skills and Education Group Awards
  •  SEG Awards ABC Entry Level Certificate In Practical Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) – Skills and Education Group Awards
  •  Open Awards Entry Level Award in Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) (RQF) – Open Awards
  • Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) (RQF) – Open Awards
  • SEG Awards ABC Entry Level Award In Practical Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • SEG Awards ABC Entry Level Certificate In Practical Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF) – Open Awards
  •  Lantra Awards Level 1 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling – Lantra Awards
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies – Pearson Education Ltd
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Work-Based Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Work-based Land-Based Operations – City and Guilds of London Institute
  •  City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Work-Based Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Work-Based Land-based Operations – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • RHS Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture – Royal Horticultural Society
  •  NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture – NOCN
  • NOCN Level 1 Award in Horticulture – NOCN
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 1 Award In Practical Horticulture Skills – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 1 Certificate In Practical Horticulture Skills – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • Ascentis Level 1 Award In Introduction to Forest School Principles – Ascentis
  • RHS Level 1 Introductory Award In Practical Horticulture – Royal Horticultural Society
  • Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture Skills (RQF) – Open Awards
  • Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture Skills (RQF) – Open Awards
  •  City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Lantra Awards Level 2 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling – Lantra
  • AIM Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Garden Design Skills – AIM Qualifications
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Extended Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture – Pearson Education Ltd
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture
  • Pearson Education Ltd
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horticulture – Pearson Education Ltd
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Mowers – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Lantra Awards Level 2 Award In Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting – Lantra
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Accessing a tree using a rope and harness – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Cross-cutting Timber Using a Chainsaw – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma In Work-based Trees and Timber – City and Guilds of London Institute
  •  RHS Level 2 Certificate in The Principles of Horticulture – RHS
  • RHS Level 2 Diploma in The Principles and Practices of Horticulture – RHS
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award In Practical Horticulture Skills – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award In the Safe Use of Handheld Leaf Blowers and Vacuums – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award In the Safe Use of Stump Grinders – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award In the Safe Use of Forestry Clearing Saw – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Highfield Level 2 Diploma In Work-based Horticulture (RQF) – Highfield Qualifications
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Diploma In Work-Based Horticulture – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Development Skills in Land Based Studies – Open College Network West Midlands
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture (QCF) – Pearson Education Ltd
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF) – Pearson Education Ltd
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF) – Pearson Education Ltd
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF) – Pearson Education Ltd
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF) – Pearson Education Ltd
  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture – Royal Horticultural Society
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Pruning – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rigging – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Ascentis Level 3 Certificate In Forest School Programme Leadership – Ascentis
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate In Plants and Planting Design – Gateway Qualifications Limited
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma In Garden Design – Gateway Qualifications Limited
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate In Principles and Practice of Garden Design – Gateway Qualifications Limited
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate In Garden Design – Gateway Qualifications Limited
  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in The Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation – Royal Horticultural Society
  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in The Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting – RHS
  • RHS Level 3 Diploma in The Principles and Practices of Horticulture – RHS

No entries:

  • SEG Awards ABC Entry Level Award In Practical Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) – Skills and Education Group Awards
  • Open Awards Entry Level Award in Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) (RQF) – Open Awards
  • Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) (RQF) – Open Awards
  • Open Awards Level 1 Award in Horticulture Skills (RQF) – Open Awards
  • AIM Qualifications Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design – AIM Qualifications
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award In Safe Treatment of Seeds with Pesticides – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award In The Safe Application of Pesticides to Plant Material during a Continuous Flow Process – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Diploma in Employability and Development Skills in Land Based Studies – Open College Network West Midlands
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Emergency Treework Operations – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Assisted Fell Operations – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Aerial Tree Rescue Operations – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Aerial Tree Pruning – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques – Lantra Awards
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Aerial Tree Rigging – Lantra Awards
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Preparing and Agreeing Emergency Treework Operations – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Assisted Fell Operations – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award In Emergency Treework Operations – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Lantra Awards Level 3 Award In Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform – MEWP – Lantra Awards
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award In The Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform – City and Guilds of London Institute
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award In Responsible Pesticide Management – City and Guilds of London Institute

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