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NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Performance Skills

Ref:
603/2960/9
Sector:
Arts, Media and Publishing
Features:
V Cert

Level
Level 1/2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
120
TQT
157

This qualification is now approved in the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.


This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to performance that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the performance sector or progress onto further study.

For information on the Regulations for Conduct of Synoptic Project please click Regulations for the Conduct of the Synoptic Brief


Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Factsheet
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This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Steps to Booking Controlled Assessments - Guidance for Centres
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This document outlines the steps centres need to take to book learners onto their controlled assessments.

Grading Calculator
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Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Purpose Statement
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This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

Qualification mapping
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This document will help Teachers and learners map content between this qualification and the previous version of this qualification.

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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Shaping future qualifications
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V Certs Models explained
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V Cert Centre Support Guide
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V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report
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Tips for Teachers careers guidance
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Fully Funded Courses List
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Blended Learning Resources
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Career Card Performance skills
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Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019
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Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

Customer Support Guide
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This document provides additional information for schools.

Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide
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This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and count towards Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables.

External Assessment Timetable
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This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Synoptic Project 19/20
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This is the internal controlled assessment for 2019/2020. To access this you need to obtain the password from booking your learners on the portal following the ‘Steps to booking controlled assessment guidance for centres’ document available on the qualification page.

Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project
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This document provides instructions on the correct administration of the Internally Assessed Synoptic Project element of the NCFE Combined L1/L2 Technical Awards where assessments and associated grading descriptors are provided by NCFE.

Internal Synoptic Project Delivery Guidance for Centres
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This guidance provides support and information on how to administer the Synoptic Project for all NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Awards where NCFE provide the assessment tasks and grading descriptors.

Grading Calculator
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Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Sample Mark Scheme
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This is the sample mark scheme for the sample external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper
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This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Sample Internal Synoptic Project Brief
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This Synoptic Project Brief will help learners prepare for the internal assessment.

Sample Synoptic Project Brief
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This sample Synoptic Project Brief will help prepare learners for the internal assessment.

Grading Structure
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Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Sample Paper - Spring 2019
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This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Synoptic Project - Assessor Feedback to Learner
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This document is for assessors to provide feedback to learners completing the Synoptic Project.

Synoptic Project - Declaration of Authenticity
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This Declaration of Authenticity should be completed by the learner and assessor completing the Internal Synoptic Project.

Synoptic Project - Learner Log
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This learner log should be completed to record your approach to the synoptic project.

Synoptic Project - Record of Learner Observation
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This document is for assessors to record observations of the Internal Synoptic Project.

Mark Scheme - Autumn 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Autumn 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Autumn 2019
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Autumn 2019 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - November 2019
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report Spring 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2020
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Past Paper - Spring 2020
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Working in the Performance Industry (A/616/8958)
  2. Planning and Performing (F/616/8959)

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