Cambridge Technicals - IT

Cambridge Technicals IT

Assess your options

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 for students aged 16+. They can be offered alongside A Levels as part of a balanced curriculum. 

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Changes to funding

In July 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) published it's list of qualifications where funding is being withdrawn in England. This includes 24 of our non-examined assessment Level 3 Cambridge Technicals (2012). 

Full list of affected non-examined assessment Level 3 2012 Cambridge Technicals.

As a result the last date for new starts on the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT that have no external assessment is the 31st of July 2020. If you're currently delivering non-examined Cambridge Technicals (2012) or the equivalent BTECs and want to continue to offer Level 3 recognised vocational qualifications as part of a study programme, you can very easily move to a Level 3 Cambridge Technicals (2016). These externally examined Level 3 vocational qualifications are unaffected by funding changes.

We have no plans at present to withdraw any of our 2012 Cambridge Technicals qualifications since they are used across the UK. We’ll help you to identify your options, including moving to the 2016 Cambridge Technicals.

Your Moving Guide 

What are my options?

If you're currently delivering non-examined Cambridge Technicals (2012) or the equivalent BTECs and want to continue to offer Level 3 recognised vocational qualifications as part of a study programme, you can very easily move to a Level 3 Cambridge Technical. See your options below:

Type  De-funded qualification Qual. No GLH

 Move to  Qual. No GLH
Applied General  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT 6004228X 180  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT 60170979 180

Applied General

Tech Level

 Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT 60046235 360

 Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT

 Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

60170980

60170992

360
Tech Level  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in IT 60042370 540  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in IT 60171005 540
Tech Level  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT 6004231X 720  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT 60171017 720
Tech Level  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT 60042345 1080  Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT 60303098 1080

GLH = Guided Learning Hours

For more information download our transition document:

Transition Document

What's different?  What's the same?

Our mapping guide lists the 2012 Cambridge Technicals Units and Learning Outcomes (LO) and maps them to the 2016 Cambridge Technicals Units and Learning Outcomes. Use the guide to see where each learning outcome has remained, changed, moved or been removed.

We’ve also identified where the 2010 BTEC units map to the Cambridge Technicals 2012 and 2016 units.

Download Mapping Guide

Why choose OCR?

Your next steps

Handbooks

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Assessment support

We’ve got a range of assessment support to help you with your exam preparations. You'll find everything from practice papers and mark schemes to candidate exemplars (with examiner notes) and Sample Assessment Materials plus much more: 

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Want to find out more about Cambridge Technicals assessment admin?  Check out our guide and FAQs.

Teaching and learning resources

Our Cambridge Technicals suite of qualifications is supported by a range of FREE teaching resources that'll help prepare for your teaching year. Use our resources to plan your lessons and inspire your students' learning. Download them from the relevant qualification webpage.

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Professional Development and training

Open days and parents evenings

Perfect for your classroom, open days, parents evening and options consultations, our eye-catching posters are a perfect way to promote the courses on offer to students and parents. We have a poster for each qualification, download them all now.

Our 'Making the right choices' guide supports parents and students when making their vocational qualification choices.  Like our posters the guide is great for open days, parents evenings and option consultations. #lifegoals

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