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V Certs

V Cert Technical Awards are engaging, vocational alternatives to GCSEs, specifically designed for 14 – 16 year olds, and come in a wide range of subject areas.

They are practical qualifications that relate to a specific job or sector and combine a mixture of practical coursework and written assessment, giving students hands on experience to help them reach their full potential.

Why V Certs?

  • Approved by the Department for Education to ensure they meet the needs of schools and students.
  • Content developed with industry experts so your students will get a feel for real-life workplace scenarios in the classroom.
  • Flexible assessment options to support learner achievement, including the opportunity to sit the exam in year 10 to relieve exam stress in year 11.
  • Delivery made simple. We will provide you with a full package of our high-quality teaching resources for free.
  • Our dedicated Curriculum team will help get you up and running and support you throughout the year with teacher CPD events.
  • Supported by a range of endorsed third-party teaching resources to further enrich your delivery.

Subject areas

Our V Certs cover a range of subject areas, so you can diversify your curriculum, to suit your students’ needs.

Art and Design

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Art and Design

Business and Enterprise

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise

Child Development and Early Years

Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care

Engineering

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Engineering

Food and Cookery

Level 1 Certificate in Food and Cookery Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery Skills

Graphic Design

Level 1 Technical Award in Graphic Design

Level 2 Technical Award in Graphic Design

Health and Fitness

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Fitness

Health and Social Care

Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care

Interactive Media

Level 1 Technical Award in Interactive Media

Level 2 Technical Award in Interactive Media

Music Technology

Level 1 Technical Award in Music Technology

Level 2 Technical Award in Music Technology

Performance Skills

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Performance Skills

Uniformed Services

Level 1/2 Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services

Level 1 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

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We support RSHE

Our new suite of RSHE qualifications are mapped to 100% of the government guidance and will help to ensure you meet Ofsted expectations in this area.

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