V Cert Resources and Videos

We’ve a range of resources to help you deliver each of our V Cert qualifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions on V Certs

To view any of the documents below, just visit V Cert qualifications and click the qualification hyperlink - or if you already know the qualification code, simply find the page in our new Qualification Finder!

Qualification Specifications

This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.  

V Cert Teacher Guide

The Teacher Guide has been created to provide support and guidance for all teachers delivering the Creative Studies V Cert qualifications. This document provides further guidance to help you plan the delivery of the V Cert qualifications. The guide will include sample materials and guidance mapping to literacy and numeracy. The Teacher Guide has been created to provide support and guidance for all teachers delivering the Creative Studies V Cert qualifications.

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of the qualification, who it’s designed for, what opportunities it could lead to and which providers support its delivery.

Summary of Changes

This document shows the key changes between the original qualifications and the new improved V Certs. 

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

We’ve created a set of sample tasks for each unit which you can contextualise to suit the needs of your learners to help build up a portfolio of evidence. The tasks have been created to cover all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit and provide opportunity for stretch and challenge.

External Assessment Practice Paper

Each V Cert qualification has a practice paper to help your pupils prepare for their external assessment.

Sample Portfolio

We’ve created examples of completed work to help you plan your delivery and understand the standard of work required. This document is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Career Cards

We’ve put together these handy V Cert Career Cards, which are a great resource for individual and classroom based careers advice sessions. They can be used during parents evenings and Key Stage 4 options meetings. Each career card is packed full of useful information about the subject’s sector and there are lots of handy web resource links on there too. The cards include information about Level 3 qualifications and progression routes plus they each outline a wide range of job roles. FREE to download, this resource is available now.

Video and Webinar resources

We've created a number of resources to help you understand the elements of our V Certs, including grading, internal and external assessments, the delivery of V Certs formative and summative assessments, and pro-formas and documents. You can access these videos and recorded webinars on this page or view them on our Youtube channel.

V Certs Parent Pack

This Parent Pack contains all of the information your pupils' parents need to know about their children studying vocational qualifications and V Certs. It contains a handy Jargon Buster, information on how vocational qualifications can benefit their children, and information on NCFE and the role of Awarding Organisations. This pack is ideal for options evenings to help parents and their youngsters decide on the qualifications they'll take at Key Stage 4.

V Certs Parent Pack

Support Articles

Changes to GCSE grades

Learners on the boundary of Level 1/Level 2

Guidance on rejecting and resubmitting grades


Contact Us

If you’d like to speak to a member of the team about any of these resources then please give us a call on 0191 240 8822 or email [email protected].