For students considering higher education, Cambridge Technicals provide a proven path to a university place. They provide the same UCAS tariff points as A Levels or BTECs and more and more universities are realising the value of high-quality vocational qualifications. There are 76% (4475) more UK 18 year old applicants holding Cambridge Technicals in 2019 compared to 2017 figures. Our statistics from 2019 show that:
Anyone thinking of applying to university should research potential institutions and courses carefully as entry requirements vary a lot. We have provided a few options on the types of courses available, but there are many others to choose from. See our hints and tips for more information.
Remember that, like any other university application, there are many variables. As well as the admissions policy, it can depend on the combination of subjects you are studying, the degree you are interested in and the popularity of the course.
For more information, see our Guide to parents and students: vocational study for 14–19 year olds
“[Cambridge Technicals] provide effective routes between higher and technical education, giving students greater choice and opportunities for a successful career.”
Greg Wade, Policy Manager, Universities UK