Which course is for me?

Choosing the course for you

Confused? That’s okay. We know that choosing your next step can be a bit of a challenge. This guide should give you some of the answers you’re looking for but if you’re still not sure, just get in touch. Our Student Recruitment team are available Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm. You can also register for one of our many open events throughout the year at www.coleggwent.ac.uk/life-at-coleg-gwent/events

Making the right choice

Here are a few things to consider when you’re choosing your course:

  • You’re more likely to pass your course if you enjoy it. So be sure to choose something you’re really interested in or passionate about.
  • Choosing something you’re good at will mean you’re more likely to get good grades and finish your course.
  • Think about what you might want to do after college – university? get a job? further training? Will your course help you achieve that?
  • Think of the career you’d like in the future – will your course help you get there?

Guide to qualifications

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:

Qualification Job Level
Level 7 Masters Degree / Doctorate
Chartered Professional
Level 6 Honours Degree
Higher Apprenticeship NVQ 4
Chartered Professional
Level 5 Foundation Degree, HND
Diploma in Higher Education
Higher Apprenticeship NVQ 4
Management Professional
Level 4 HNC
Certificate in Higher Education
Higher Apprenticeship NVQ 4
Management Professional
Level 3* Level 3 Extended Diploma, Level 3 Diploma, Level 3 Subsidary Diploma, Level 3 Certificate.
3 A Levels, 2 A Levels, 1 A Level, 1 AS Level.
Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ 3
Advanced Technician, skilled supervisory
Level 2 Level 2 Diploma, Level 2 Extended Certificate, Level 2 Certificate.
4 GCSEs (A*-C), 3 GCSEs (A*-C), 2 GCSEs (A*-C).
Apprenticeship NVQ 2
Semi-skilled operator
Level 1 Level 1 Certificate or Diploma
Traineeship NVQ 1
Entry Basic Skills / Skills for Life
Vocationally related learning
Academic learning
Work based learning

*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