Qualification Levels

Education and training is changing for people aged 14-19 years:

 

This is to make sure that:

  • you have the skills you need for learning, work and adult life
  • there is an option that suits you and allows you to change direction, qualification or pathway
  • every option leads to a choice of pathways through learning (school, college, university) and into work.

 

Qualifications:

 

Do you understand the qualifications system and know how it can help you in the future?

  • There are eight levels of qualifications (lowest to highest)
  • Entry level is the first with level eight the highest
  • Every level includes different types of qualifications (subject-based, work-related, job-related).
  • Entry Level

    • Study Programmes
      (16 - 19)

  • Level 1

    • Study Programmes
      (16 - 19)

    • GCSE's
      (Grade D-G)

  • Level 2

    • GCSE's
      (A* - C)

    • Apprenticeships

    • Vocational

    • Study Programmes
      (16 - 19)

  • Level 3

    • A Levels

    • International Baccalaureate

    • Apprenticeships

    • Vocational

    • Study Programmes
      (16 - 19)

  • Level 4 - 8

    • Further (FE) and Higher (HE) Education (Post 18)

    • Higher National Certificates

    • Foundation Degrees

    • Honours Degrees

    • Masters Degrees

    • Doctorate (PhD)