Thursday, 25th April 2019


OCR Nationals are another type of vocational qualification, focusing more strongly on teaching work-related skills as opposed to academic study. Developed by the OCR board in 2004, they have quickly become nationally recognised as practical courses leading to specific careers.

Who can complete an OCR National qualification?

OCR Nationals are available to take at hundreds of learning centres and educational institutions across the UK.

Whilst mainly being available to young people aged 16 to 19, they are occasionally offered to adult learners.

Areas of training include:

Three levels

OCR Nationals can be taken at three levels. A characteristic feature of the OCR Nationals is that they do not involve examinations; candidates go through on-going assessment. They also do not follow an academic calendar; students can start any point, either in a group or individually, and manage their workload and time accordingly.

OCR Nationals are set to have new versions launched in September 2012.

For more information on OCR Nationals, please follow the below link:

OCR Qualifications: Nationals