14 to 16 vocational qualifications: technical guidance

Guides for awarding organisations on applying for 14 to 16 qualifications to be counted in future performance tables.



To submit a qualification to be considered for DfE to include in the 2018 performance tables:

  • read the ‘14 to 16 qualifications technical guide: 2017 and 2018 performance tables’
  • fill in the online form

The 2015 and 2016 technical guides outline the requirements of vocational qualifications for 14- to 16-year-olds approved for inclusion in performance tables in 2015 and 2016.

Technical guides for 16 to 19 vocational qualifications are also available.