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.

From entry level to post-16 Applied Generals, we offer a full suite of qualifications across a range of subject areas. We want to offer pupils a breadth of choice in their next steps whether that is to go on to further study, employment or an apprenticeship.

All our performance point carrying qualifications come with a wide range of resources to support 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.


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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V Certs

Our technical alternatives to GCSEs

V Certs are technical alternative qualifications to GCSEs at Key Stage 4 holding Department for Education (DfE) performance points and recognised in the Progress 8 Measure.

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Post 16 Options

Progression from V Certs

We have a range of qualifications suitable for post-16 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

Learning Resources

Make delivery easy with our learning resources for schools.

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Aspiration Awards winner announced

2018 marked our first V Cert Aspiration Awards, recognising achievements by pupils with big aspirations. The scheme was 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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NCFE Events

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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Find our qualifications we offer on our dedicated website QualHub
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