School Improvement Agency - Vocational qualifications of a similar size to one GCSE

Vocational qualifications of a similar size to one GCSE

Up to three vocational qualifications can count towards the new Progress 8 and Attainment 8 indicators being introduced for performance measures based on 2016 exam results. See also: Vocational qualifications which are equalvalent to more than one GCSE and Non-GCSE academic qualifications.

New qualifications are in bold. Qualifications carried over from the 2015 list are in non-bold.

QAN QUALIFICATION TITLE SIZE (GLH) SUBJECT AREA
  Level 2 & Level 1/2
601/1147/1 CISI Level 2 Certificate In Fundamentals of Business & Finance (QCF) 120 Administration,accounting & personal finance
601/1239/6 IFS Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education(QCF) 130 Administration,accounting & personal finance
600/4781/1 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Art and Design 120 Art & Design
600/5502/9 WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Creative and Media 120 Art & Design
600/6905/3 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Art and Design 150 Art & Design
600/6907/7 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Graphic Design 120 Art & Design
601/0043/6 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft (VRQ) 120 Art & Design
600/4786/0 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business 120 Business
600/5080/9 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Business and Enterprise 120 Business
601/0048/5 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business and Enterprise (VRQ) 120 Business
600/6644/1 CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care 125 Child Development & Well-Being
600/6814/0 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Children's Play, Learning and Development 120 Child Development & Well-Being
600/6817/6 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment 120 Construction & Built Environment
601/0543/4 WJEC Level 1/2 Award In Constructing the Built Environment 120 Construction & Built Environment
601/0426/0 WJEC Level 1/2 Award In Designing the Built Environment 120 Construction & Built Environment
601/1199/9 TLM Level 2 Certificate for Design, Engineer, Construct (QCF) 120 Construction & Built Environment
601/1271/2 WJEC Level 1/2 Award In Planning and Maintaining the Built Environment 120 Construction & Built Environment
600/8645/2 WJEC Level 1/2 Award In Engineering 120 Engineering
600/4788/4 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Engineering 120 Engineering
601/0924/5 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Engineering Design and Product Investigation 120 Engineering
601/0925/7 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Engineering Electronics and Computer Control Technologies 120 Engineering
601/0532/X IMIAL Level 2 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ) 228 Engineering
601/1219/0 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Engineering Manufacture 120 Engineering
601/1273/6 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Principles in Engineering and Engineering Business 120 Engineering
601/0556/2 VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) 120 Hair & Beauty
600/4782/3 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care 120 Health & Social Care
600/4780/X OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care 120 Health & Social Care
600/7044/4 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Hospitality 120 Hospitality
600/4776/8 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in ICT 120 ICT
600/6627/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications 120 ICT
600/4789/6 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology 120 ICT
600/6943/0 BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills (QCF) 120 ICT
600/7039/0 City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (QCF) 120 ICT
600/7064/X City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate For Software Developers (QCF) 120 ICT
601/0042/4 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Computer Technology 120 ICT
600/6688/X TLM Level 2 Certificate for IT User Skills in Open Systems and Enterprise (QCF) 120 ICT
601/1111/2 TLM Level 2 Certificate in Open Systems Computing (QCF) 120 ICT
600/6831/0 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production 120 Media & Communication
600/6906/5 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Interactive Media 120 Media & Communication
600/7043/2 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia 120 Media & Communication
600/4785/9 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts 120 Music & Performing Arts
600/6818/8 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music 120 Music & Performing Arts
600/6904/1 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Music Technology 120 Music & Performing Arts
600/6990/9 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Performance Skills 120 Music & Performing Arts
600/6655/6 RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
600/6656/8 RSL Level 2 Certificate in Composition for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
600/6657/X RSL Level 2 Certificate in Technology for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
600/8330/X WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Retail Business 120 Retailing
600/4790/2 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Science 120 Science
600/7042/0 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Science in the Workplace 120 Science
600/4787/2 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Principles of Applied Science 120 Science
600/4796/3 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Application of Science 120 Science
600/7195/3 WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Applied Science 120 Science
600/8441/8 WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Science for Work 120 Science
600/4779/3 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport 120 Sport
600/5121/8 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science 120 Sport
600/5123/1 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies 120 Sport
600/6512/6 Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism 120 Travel & Tourism
600/9908/2 WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Tourism 120 Travel & Tourism
  Level 1
500/4991/4 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration (QCF) 100 Administration, accounting & personal finance
500/5959/2 NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft using Art and Design (QCF) 60 Art & Design
500/6540/3 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Art and Design (QCF) 100 Art & Design
500/8053/2 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interactive Media (QCF) 90 Art & Design
500/8454/9 NCFE Level 1 Award in Graphic Design (QCF) 90 Art & Design
601/0489/2 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft (VRQ) 120 Art & Design
601/0677/3 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Art and Design (QCF) 130 Art & Design
601/0315/2 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Business and Enterprise (VRQ) 120 Business
500/6139/2 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children (QCF) 100 Child Development & Well-Being
500/6591/9 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction (QCF) 130 Construction & Built Environment
601/1198/7 TLM Level 1 Certificate for Design, Engineer, Construct (QCF) 120 Construction & Built Environment
501/0305/2 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (QCF) 130 Engineering
600/0879/9 City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (QCF) 180 Engineering
601/0531/8 IMIAL Level 1 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ) 214 Engineering
500/5458/2 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF) 100 Health & Social Care
601/0550/1 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in Exploring the Caring Sectors (QCF) 230 Health & Social Care
601/0720/0 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Caring Sectors (QCF) 120 Health & Social Care
500/7521/4 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (QCF) 124 Hospitality
500/6568/3 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF) 90 ICT
500/8080/5 TLM Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills in Open Systems and Enterprise (ITQ) (QCF) 90 ICT
601/0492/2 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Computer Technology (VRQ) 120 ICT
601/1110/0 TLM Level 1 Certificate in Open Systems Computing (QCF) 120 ICT
500/8423/9 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Creative Media Production (QCF) 145 Media & Communication
500/6606/7 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Performing Arts (QCF) 90 Music & Performing Arts
500/9177/3 NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Performance Skills (QCF) 120 Music & Performing Arts
600/6651/9 RSL Level 1 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
600/6652/0 RSL Level 1 Certificate in Composition for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
600/6653/2 RSL Level 1 Certificate in Technology for Music Practitioners (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
501/1234/X NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music Technology (QCF) 150 Music & Performing Arts
501/0075/0 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Applied Science (QCF) 110 Science
500/4989/6 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF) 100 Sport
1238/9 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry (QCF) 206 Travel & Tourism

 

See also: Vocational qualifications which are equalvalent to more than one GCSE and Non-GCSE academic qualifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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