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The Department for Education (DfE) today published their lists of technical and vocational qualifications approved for teaching from September 2015 and reporting in 2017 performance tables.
The DfE will be further publishing those qualifications that have been recognised as Applied General (Level 3 Vocational Qualifications designed for 16-19 year olds) on 15 December. We are confident that our qualifications currently on the Applied General 2016 performance table will remain for 2017.
Cambridge Technicals are a new suite of vocational qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 for students aged 16+. They’re designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels, with a great range of subjects to choose from.
The qualifications allow for a high degree of flexibility with the choice of units that make up the qualifications, so students can specialise in the specific areas of the subject that interest them most.
Students at both levels can progress to employment or further education. In addition, at Level 3, Cambridge Technicals have UCAS points and can therefore enable progression to higher education as well.
The new Level 4 qualifications provide a progression route from Cambridge Technicals at Level 3. They can be achieved on a full-time or part-time basis – making them an attractive option for people in work who want to up-skill in order to improve their career prospects.
Kay Turner and learner Jake Dearlove talk about their experiences.
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