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Levels Explained

When you search for a course you may see references to the level of qualification or prior levels required on entry. The table below maps the qualification type to the levels (based on the National Qualifications Framework).

Level
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Entry
Qualification
Specialist qualifications such as PhDs
Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas
Bachelor’s degrees (e.g. BA or BSc)
Foundation degrees, HNDs, Level 5 diplomas
HNCs, Level 4 diplomas
A-Levels, Level 3 NVQs, Level 3 certificates
GCSE grade A*-C, Level 2 NVQs, Level 2 diplomas
GCSE grade D-G, Level 1 certificates
Entry level courses to develop skills and increase confidence

 

Ofqual Levels Diagram

Ofqual Levels Diagram

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