What's the right course level for me?
Not sure what qualification you’re looking for or what level to start at?
Here’s a guide to help you choose the right level and show you the type of job it could lead to. How you will study and the duration of your course will depend on what you choose to study, to find out more head to our course information pages.
|7||Masters Degree / Doctorate||NVQ 5||Chartered
|5||Foundation Degree, HND||Diploma in Higher
|4||HNC||Certificate in Higher
|3||Level 3 Extended Diploma||3 A Levels||Advanced
|Level 3 Diploma||2 A Levels|
|Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma||1 A Level|
|Level 3 Certificate||1 AS Level|
|2||Level 2 Diploma||4 GCSEs (A*-C)||Apprenticeship
|Level 2 Extended Certificate||3 GCSEs (A*-C)|
|Level 2 Certificate||2 GCSEs (A*-C)|
|1||Level 1 Certificate or
|Entry||Basic Skills / Skills for Life|
Students doing a Level 3, 90 Credit Diploma can progress to a Level 3, 180 Credit Diploma in the 2nd year upon successful completion of the 90 Credit Diploma.
Our Level 3 vocational courses attract UCAS Tariff points, just like A Levels. The amount depends on the course you do. You can find out more at: www.ucas.com/tariff