Cambridge Technicals are a new type of vocational qualification. There's a wide range of subjects to choose from and a choice of units. This means you can specialise in the specific areas of the subject that interest you most.
Who are they for?
They're a good option if you want to study in a more practical way – providing an understanding of the subject that fits with the needs of the workplace.
What can I study?
You can study at Level 2 and Level 3 and then go on to employment or further education. Alternatively, from Level 3 specifically, you can progress straight to higher education.
Cambridge Technicals are currently available in the following subject areas:
- Art and design
- Digital media (replaces media)
- Health and social care
- Laboratory skills
- Performing arts
- Sport and physical activity (replaces sport)
These two exist as 2012 legacy subjects:
Cambridge Technicals are offered at level 2 and 3 (some also have 4) – but not in all subjects.