Cambridge Nationals for first teaching 2022

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Starting to teach or plan for next year?  We're here to help

Our redeveloped Cambridge Nationals are Technical Award qualifications for 14-16 year old for first teaching September 2022. They cover subjects including Child Development, Creative iMedia, Engineering, Enterprise and Marketing, Health and Social Care, IT, Sport Science and Sport Studies.

Take a look at our draft specifications, guides and resources below to help get you started.

Do you have open days and option discussions coming up? Whether they are face to face or online, we've created a toolkit for each of the subjects which you can either download or order.  

If you have any questions about our redeveloped qualifications, our advisors are here to help. You can contact them on 01223 553998; email: support @ocr.org.uk

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Join a subject virtual Roadshow

Our virtual events give you a great opportunity to meet our Subject Advisors and ask any questions you have, as well as giving you a chance to meet likeminded teachers. These are designed for all teaching staff who are either new to these qualifications or those who are already delivering our current Cambridge Nationals. 

These sessions 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.

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 latest draft specifications and guide to our Sample Assessment Materials (SAMs) for a 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 Sport Science (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies Spec Cover

Cambridge National in Sport Studies (Draft)

Download draft spec

Download draft SAM

Once you've had the opportunity to take a look at the draft specifications, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Take the survey

Guides and resources

We’ve a few guides and a short on-line course for all our Redeveloped Cambridge National subjects to help you understand the qualifications so you can start preparing and teaching. They include:

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