We know that Department for Education changes have vastly reduced the number of vocational qualifications that count in the school performance tables and we understand that this makes it difficult to develop a curriculum that offers both academic and vocational qualifications while also getting recognition for your school. This is why we’ve developed V Certs.
V Certs are a suite of engaging and flexible vocational qualifications that carry performance points in subjects from Art and Design to Computer Technology. V Certs also count in the ‘other approved qualifications’ group for the new Progress 8 measure.
Visit the NCFE V Certs homepage for more information about our Level 1 and 2 V Cert qualifications.
We also understand that your time is precious and that V Certs are new qualifications. We know from working with schools that you want resources that can really help you get the most from the qualifications. This is why we offer a number of free downloadable resources, that will help you deliver any of our V Cert qualifications. For more information visit our V Certs resources page.
We also understand that it's important that our qualifications are recognised by Further/Higher Education institutes , so we've been working hard to develop such relationships in support of our qualifications. This year, for the first time, we've secured UCAS points in support of our new Level 3 Diplomas in Photography and Uniformed Services qualifications and we'll be doing more work over the coming months to expand this further across our Level 3 portfolio.