Cambridge Nationals for first teaching 2022

Cambridge Nationals for first teaching 2022

Cambridge Nationals launch event - 10 March 2021

We were delighted to be joined by over 700 people at our online launch for our Redeveloped Cambridge Nationals.

During the one-hour event, hosted by our Head of Marketing Insights, Toby McKechnie, we heard from Jilly Duffy, Peter Canning, Ros Kaijaks and Chris Powley about the background to our redevelopment programme and the support we'll be giving teachers over the coming months. We were joined by Lynne Rogers, Reader in Education at UCL Institute of Education and Tom Campbell, Chief Education Officer and Jamie Kilner, Senior Education Advisor, Director of Vocational from Greenwood Academies Trust who spoke about the importance of vocational skills, how they impact social mobility and future careers plus how vocational qualifications enhance the curriculum.

There were lots of questions which we didn't have time to answer during the event but in the next few days, we'll have a reply on our FAQ page

Watch a recording of the launch event

What next?

We are running a series of subject virtual roadshows for you to find out more and ask questions to our Subject Advisors. 

These sessions will include;

  • An overview of the redeveloped qualifications
  • Key changes to topic areas in the specific subject specifications
  • The approach to terminal assessment 
  • An outline of the support and resources we'll be providing to help you plan and teach.

These are designed for teaching staff who are either new to these qualifications or those who are delivering our current Cambridge Nationals.

Book your place

Redeveloped Cambridge Nationals Specifications and SAMs

In response to the new approach to regulating Technical Award qualifications for 14-16 year olds, we took the opportunity to look at how we could apply these new rules alongside reviewing the content and design of our specifications with the help and input from teachers and other stakeholders.

You can download our draft specifications and Sample Assessment Materials (SAMS) for an early look at any changes to topic areas and our approach to terminal assessment.

**Please note - final specifications will be published with the list of approved qualifications in the Autumn of this year.**

Cambridge Nationals Child Development Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Child Development (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Creative iMedia (Draft)                                       

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Engineering Design Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Engineering Design (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Engineering Manufacture Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Engineering Manufacture (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Engineering PS Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Engineering Programmable Systems (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Enterprise Marketing Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Health Social Care Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Health and Social Care (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals IT Spec Cover

Cambridge National in IT (Draft)                                                                    

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Sport Science Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Sports Science (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies Spec Cover

Cambridge National inSport Studies (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Next Steps

Over the coming months we’ll be sharing our support and resources to help you prepare and deliver these qualifications next year. 

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