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Canterbury College in Kent recently became the 1000th school or college to use OCR’s Cambridge Technicals.
These vocational qualifications have been designed to give 16 to 19 year olds the skills to progress to university or into the workplace. The College has registered candidates for the qualification as part of the two routes on offer at its Swale Campus: Business and E-Office Skills Certificate Level 2 and Business and Retail Certificate Level 2.
Tutor Anita Goymer told OCR how she has found teaching Cambridge Technicals over the past year:
“This is the first year that we have run this qualification. We were worried at first as some of our students struggle with formal exams, but the scope of the OCR qualification allowed for us to plan written tasks, practical activities, observations, discussions and group work for all the units. We have seen our students gain confidence throughout the year – they are now striving for merit and distinction grades. They have generally become more independent learners.
“The breadth of units available with these qualifications allows us to offer two specialist routes. The Business and E-Office Skills route is complemented by separate OCR subjects in Text Production and Word Processing, while the Business and Retail route offers mandatory and specialist units related to selling, marketing and promotion.
“We are being supported by OCR. There has been considerable support via their website which offers resources, build-up activities and task sheets, example assignments and exemplar work, all of which have helped tremendously – especially as I have several new members in the teaching team this year."
Pictured: Tutor Anita Goymer and students at Canterbury College
For all the latest updates and information, including on performance tables, please visit the Cambridge Technicals page: