• Qualification Level 8

    Doctorate

    NVQ Level 5

    Vocational Qualifications Level B

  • Qualification Level 7

    Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

    Master’s Degree

    NVQ Level 5

    BTEC Advanced Professional Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 7

    or

    Higher or Degree Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 6

    Degree (with or without Honours)

    Graduate Certificate or Diploma

    BTEC Advanced Professional Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 6

    or

    Higher or Degree Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 5

    Foundation Degree

    Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

    BTEC Advanced Professional Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 5

    NVQ Level 4

    or

    Higher Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 4

    Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)

    BTEC Advanced Professional Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 4

    NVQ Level 4

    Key Skills Level 4

    or

    Higher Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 3

    A Levels (A-E grade)

    AS Levels

    NVQ Level 3

    Key Skills Level 3

    City & Guilds/BTEC

    or

    Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 2

    GCSEs (9-4 or A*-C grade)

    NVQ Level 2

    Key Skills Level 2

    City & Guilds/BTEC

    Functional Skills/Skills for Life Level 2

    or

    Intermediate Apprenticeship

  • Qualification Level 1

    GCSEs (3-1 or D-G grade)

    NVQ Level 1

    Key Skills Level 1

    City & Guilds/BTEC

    Functional Skills/Skills for Life Level 1

    or

    Traineeship

  • Entry Levels 1-3

    Functional Skills/Skills for Life Entry Level

    or

    Traineeship