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Helping you to understand which course level is right for you.
This acts as a guide to the course levels and their entry requirements. Specific criteria for individual courses can be found on their course pages within this website.
Get the basic skills, confidence and independence to progress further in your studies. They are not geared towards specific occupations.
Types of Qualification
Designed for students with little or no experience. A great way to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence for further study.
Entry Level 3 Certificate OR GCSEs grade 3-1 / D-G including English and maths
Get a good knowledge and understanding of a subject, and develop the basic skills and techniques you need for working in your chosen career. Prepare for an apprenticeship, a Level 3 course, T Level, or entry-level work. Most employers use this as their minimum entry requirement.
Relevant Level 1 qualification OR 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 / A*-D including English and maths
Build on the skills learned at Level 2 or in your GCSEs to an advanced level. Prepare for university, a higher apprenticeship, or work.
Relevant Level 2 qualification OR 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 / A*-C including English and maths
Equivalent to first year degree level.
Relevant level 3 qualification or substantial experience in the subject
Equivalent to second year degree level.
Relevant level 4 qualification or substantial experience in the subject
Equivalent to a degree or Masters
Relevant level 5 qualification or substantial experience in the subject