We’ve created guides to unit-level changes to make the delivery of Cambridge Nationals easier in 2020/21. Please go to the individual qualification page to download the relevant guide. These changes meet public health requirements and apply if your students are taking final exams in summer 2021.
All Cambridge Nationals qualifications that are approved for the 2022 performance tables are carried forward onto the 2023 tables.
New rules will now apply for qualifications on the 2024 Key Stage 4 performance tables. Read more on our policy news page.
Cambridge Nationals are vocational qualifications, equivalent to GCSEs, for 14–16 year olds.
Recognised on performance tables (up to 2023) each qualification goes from Level 1 to 2.
They provide an excellent foundation for progression to Cambridge Technicals and other Level 3 vocational qualifications as well as A Levels and apprenticeships.