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V Certs

Our V Cert Technical Awards are engaging, vocational qualifications for 14–16-year-olds.  

Designed to fit seamlessly alongside core subjects, they’re the same size as GCSEs, and count within the ‘open group’ of Progress 8*. By placing emphasis on coursework and project work, our V Certs provide pupils with opportunities to achieve based on their demonstration of skills and ability, as well as their knowledge. 

Why V Certs? 
  • They count within the ‘open group’ of your school’s Progress 8 measures*. 
  • V Certs were created in collaboration with industry experts, giving your pupils a feel for real-life workplace scenarios in the classroom. 
  • Flexible assessment options support pupil achievement, including the opportunity to sit the exam in Year 10 to relieve exam stress in Year 11 
  • We’ll provide you with a full package of our high-quality, free teaching resources.  
  • We’ll help get you up and running and support you throughout the year, with continuing professional development (CPD) events tailored to teachers. 
  • Third-party teaching resources are available to enrich delivery. 

*Check our Performance Tables Guide* for more information about which qualifications count towards Progress 8 measures. 

Subject areas

Our V Cert Technical Awards come in a wide range of subject areas: 

  • Health and Fitness 
  • Business and Enterprise 
  • Engineering 
  • Child Development and Care  
  • Health and Social Care 
  • Interactive Media  
  • Graphic Design  
  • Music Technology  
  • Art and Design 
  • Performance Skills. 
New for September 2022 

We’ve been working on something very exciting. Watch this space for our new and improved V Cert qualifications coming in September 2022! 

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High-quality careers advice can make a real difference to young people’s outcomes after school, particularly those from disadvantaged homes. It is more important today as fewer young people now work at weekends or part-time, missing out on essential life skills gained in the workplace.

Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation.
Performance tables 



Over 80% achievement for pupils on NCFE Health and Fitness qualifications

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NCFE learner is finalist for ‘BAFTA young game designers’ award
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Mandatory RSHE 

Our RSHE qualifications are mapped to government guidance to help you meet Ofsted expectations. 

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