Cambridge Nationals, developed by OCR, are vocational qualifications with a practical approach to learning and assessment. They're industry-relevant, geared toward sector requirements and very popular with schools and colleges because they suit a broad range of learning styles and abilities.
They were founded upon government advice and created in partnership with teachers, students, education specialists and industry-leading employers. This collaborative approach has resulted in a qualification which prepares students for future study and the workplace. Students will learn practical, relevant, transferable skills required in the workplace. For example, they offer qualifications in Business, Sports Studies and ICT.
Nationals are offered at levels 1 and 2, for 14-16-year-olds. Depending on the level, OCR Cambridge Nationals are recognised as broadly equivalent to GCSEs. To find out more go to the Cambridge Nationals site.