As we first informed you in March 2021, with the introduction of our redeveloped Cambridge Nationals suite for first teaching September 2022, we're withdrawing the qualifications listed below. We will, of course, continue to support and assess these qualifications up to the final assessment series in June 2023.
The final assessment opportunity for all units will be the June 2023 series and a resit only series will be available for the examined units in January 2024.
As the Cambridge Nationals qualifications are designed for delivery over a two-year period, the last opportunity for Year 10 (Year 11 in Northern Ireland) students to start a two-year programme was September 2021.
We've made the difficult decision not to offer the redeveloped suite of Cambridge Nationals qualifications in Northern Ireland and Wales. This difficult decision was based on the relatively low uptake of these qualifications in this region.
We regret we won't be able to offer a suite of qualifications that are deliverable in Northern Ireland and Wales, alongside those we are developing for England.
For details of other awarding organisations offering alternatives to these qualifications in Northern Ireland, please view the Ofqual register, and for further information about qualifications offered in Wales, please visit the Qualifications in Wales website.
We are withdrawing the following qualifications:
Please visit our FAQs for further information about the withdrawal of these Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email email@example.com.