14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance

Guidance for awarding organisations submitting technical and applied qualifications for school and college performance tables.



These guidance documents explain the:

  • requirements of the technical and applied qualifications for 14- to 16-year-olds and for 16- to 19-year-olds that are included in performance tables
  • process for submitting qualifications to DfE

The process for submitting qualifications for consideration for inclusion in the 2020 key stage 4 and 16 to 18 performance tables was open until February 2018.

Technical and applied qualifications equip 14- to 19-year-olds with the applied knowledge and practical skills they need to progress into further study or skilled employment.

See the lists of technical and vocational qualifications approved for reporting in the school and college performance tables.

Published 16 August 2016
Last updated 19 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated document '14 to 19 qualifications inclusion application process guide: 2020 performance tables'.
  2. Updated to add 2020 technical guide and application process guide.
  3. First published.