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The Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that the Cambridge Technicals in IT are now all on the 2016 16 – 19 Performance Tables. They will be counted as Technical Levels. The approved list will be updated with these qualifications by 1st August on gov.uk.
To just confirm, listed below are the Cambridge Technical in IT qualifications which will be included in the list, and which category they will be under.
600/4231/X - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (QCF) 600/4234/5 - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT (QCF)
600/4237/0 - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in IT (QCF)
600/4228/X - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT (QCF)
600/4623/5 - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT (QCF)
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.
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