Level 6: Equivalent to third year of university degree course.
Level 6 qualifications include BA (Honours) Degree, BSc (Honours) Degree

 

Level 5: Equivalent to second year of university degree course.

Level 5 qualifications include Foundation Degree, HND, HNC

 

Level 4: Equivalent to first year of a university degree course.


Level 3: Equivalent to 2 or more A Levels.
Level 3 qualifications include BTEC National, BTEC Extended, Access to Higher Education, NVQ 3

 

Level 2: Equivalent to 5 GCSEs at C or above.
Level 2 qualifications include BTEC First, C&G/NVQ 2

 

Level 1: Equivalent to 5 GCSEs at D or below.
Level 1 qualifications include NVQ 1, Further English/Further Maths

 

Entry Level: Equivalent to pre-GCSE
Entry Level qualifications include Essential English/Essential Maths (adult literacy and numeracy)