About Cambridge Nationals
With over 3,000 centres and 1.5m registrations, OCR's Cambridge Nationals are built upon a legacy and reputation of providing exciting and challenging vocational qualifications.
Cambridge Nationals is the new name of OCR Nationals. They were created in partnership and in consultation with students, teachers, education specialists and employers to ensure that they reflect the real world and prepare students for future study and the workplace.
Students will learn transferable skills that are practical and relevant, and, furthermore, are needed in future study and the workplace.
What are Nationals qualifications?
The OCR Cambridge Nationals are vocationally-related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment.
They’re industry-relevant, geared to key sector requirements and very popular with schools and colleges because they suit such a broad range of learning styles and abilities.
Created to bring together the Wolf Report recommendations and industry need
The Cambridge Nationals have been founded upon the recommendations of the Wolf Report and created in partnership with teachers, students, education specialists and industry-leading employers. This collaborative approach has resulted in a qualification which offers students a solid foundation to their future studying and career.
“ We value OCR Nationals immensely. They are ideal for teachers and allow pupils to gain a qualification that demonstrates practical, hands on experience. We couldn’t ask for a better qualification.”JB – Westbourne College, Ipswich
* These case studies refer to the current Nationals, the reputation of which, the new Cambridge Nationals have been built upon.