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.

V Certs are the ideal fit for your curriculum and schools and learners will benefit from a range of subject areas to choose from. They’ve been designed to fit seamlessly in to timetables alongside core subjects.

All of our performance point carrying qualifications come with a wide range of resources and support to help your delivery. You’ll also benefit from award winning customer service to help you every step of the way from curriculum planning, delivery to certification.

Resources and support

Free resources and support for V Cert Technical Awards include:

  • fact sheets 
  • qualification specifications
  • lesson plans
  • presentations
  • evidence and grading trackers 
  • external assessment practice papers
  • example portfolios
  • internal assessment sample tasks
  • chief examiner reports
  • webinars
  • networking events
  • video resources and tutorials on our YouTube channel
  • and more!

Extra support:

These resources and events are available for some of our V Cert Technical Awards, however, they do incur an extra cost to access:

  • Prepare to Teach events hosted by our Curriculum team
  • iAchieve resources
  • Hodder textbooks
  • GCSE Pod

You can locate the resources available for each qualification by visiting the qualification page on QualHub

Get in touch with our dedicated support team about delivering our qualifications in your school.

Call: 0191 240 8833

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Grading Structure

This diagram explains how the NCFE grading structure compares to the new 1 - 9 grading model.


DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE).


V Cert Qualifications External Assessment Windows

This document provides the external assessment windows for our V Cert qualifications.



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