Making the right choice is important; we believe that you should have the best advice and information possible.
With so many courses and different levels of qualifications, you might find it hard to choose the right one for you. Our courses range from Entry Level to Level 3 and we have a range of Higher Education courses, including Higher National Certificates (HNCs). The table below will explain each level so you can choose what course is right for you.
The course search will let you find out about all of our current courses, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can call our Course Information Line to talk to someone about your options, or just drop in and see us.
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|Level||Type of Qualification||Description||What do I need?||What next?|
|Entry||Certificate of Achievement; Literacy and Numeracy; ESOL||A good choice if you don't have many GCSEs||You will take an initial assessment to check your level of English and maths||Level 1 courses|
|1||Foundation Diplomas; NVQ Level 1; BTEC Introductory AwardCertificate/Diploma; City and Guilds Level 1; English and maths; ESOL; Pre-Apprenticeships||Equivalent to GCSEs at grades D-G||You will take an initial assessment to check your level of English and maths||A course at the next level, or move into employment or an apprenticeship|
|2||Higher Diplomas; NVQ Level 2, Apprenticeships, BTEC First Award/Certificate/Diploma; City and Guilds Level 2; English and maths||Equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* - C||4 GCSEs at grades D-G or a Level 1 qualification at Pass||A course at the next level, or move into employment or an apprenticeship|
|3||Advanced Diplomas; NVQ Level 3; Advanced Apprenticeships; BTEC National Award Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma; City and Guilds Level 3||Equivalent to A Levels||4 or 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or a Level 2 qualification at Merit or Distinction||Level 4 - 6 qualification, higher education, apprenticeships or move into employment|
|4-8||Foundation Degree; Higher Apprenticeship; Higher Education Diploma (NHD) or Higher National Certificate (HNC); Postgraduate qualifications||Equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree course. Postgraduate courses are equivalent to/or add towards a Masters degree||Access to HE Certificates; one or more A Levels or relevant industry/work experience||A Higher Education courses at the next level; postgraduate course, professional qualifications or move into employment|