Key Stage 5 & UCAS

NCFE have a range of qualifications suitable for post-16 learners at 6th form. Like our qualifications for Key Stage 4, our Key Stage 5 qualifications are underpinned by practical and engaging content. All of our Applied Generals and carry DfE performance points and enable academic progression to Higher Education with UCAS points also attached.

We offer Applied Generals and Tech Levels suitable for post-16 pupils.

What are Applied Generals?

Level 3 Applied Generals are academic qualifications focusing on using applied learning. The main aim of these qualifications is to facilitate progression to Higher Education.

What are Tech Certs?

Tech Certs are technical qualifications which equip post-16 pupils with specialist knowledge and skills and enable entry to employment within sectors where employers recognise entry or to facilitate progression on to further technical studies.

Do Applied Generals require a work placement or employer involvement?

No, Applied Generals don’t require work placements/employer involvement in the delivery or the qualification.

Do all qualifications on the Key Stage 5 tables attract UCAS points?

Not necessarily, Applied Generals are level 3 qualifications and are gain automatic approval from UCAS and carry UCAS points. Tech Certs are level 2 qualifications and don’t attract UCAS points.


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