Vocational alternatives. Clear progression.

At NCFE, we understand that every learner, just like every school, is different and that it’s important to develop a diverse and engaging curriculum that helps every learner achieve their full potential.

Our comprehensive schools offer includes V Cert Technical Awards for 14-16 year olds which are technical alternatives to GCSEs and carry performance points.

To help you offer a breadth of choice for your learners, our other qualifications for schools range from entry level to post-16 options across a range of subject areas.



On our dedicated website QualHub, you’ll find:

  • details on all qualifications including learning resources
  • approval forms to get started or offer additional qualifications
  • delivery support – from assessment windows to sample portfolios
  • much more.
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Key Stage 4

V Cert Technical Awards are technical alternatives to GCSEs at Key Stage 4 holding Department for Education (DfE) performance points and recognised in the Progress 8 Measure.
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Key Stage 5

We have a range of qualifications suitable for Key Stage 5 learners including Applied Generals, Tech Levels and Certificates.
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Technical Qualifications for Schools from CACHE

We’re delighted to bring schools and pupils technical qualifications and Applied Generals from CACHE

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Explore our subject areas

We have a range of subject areas to give pupils comprehensive introduction of different industries.

Subject areas

Aspiration Awards

The Aspiration Awards have been launched to recognise learners who are using V Certs to help them reach their goals and make positive improvements to their life.

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Fully Functional

NCFE’s campaign to create a level playing field for English and maths.
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We have a range of events designed to guide you through your V Cert delivery, head to QualHub to find out more.
Events for schools

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