Qualification levels

We offer a range of courses and qualifications from pre-entry level to level 3, including vocational subjects such as Childcare, Teaching Assistant, ICT and Business & Finance. You can find an explanation of the levels we offer below. If you would like more guidance to find the right level for you contact us

Pre-entry and entry level

What you will gain:

  • basic knowledge and skills
  • ability to apply learning in everyday situations

Entry level awards in vocational subjects
Functional skills, ESOL, maths and digital skills.

Level 1

What you will gain:

  • basic knowledge and skills
  • ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision
  • may be linked to job competence

Level 1 awards in vocational subjects
Functional skills, ESOL, maths and digital skills.

Level 2

What you will gain:

  • a good knowledge and understanding of a subject
  • ability to perform a variety of tasks with some guidance or supervision
  • appropriate for many job roles
  • opportunity for work placement

Level 2 certificates in vocational subjects

GCSE maths and English
Functional skills maths and English

Level 3

What you will gain:

  • ability to apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding at a detailed level
  • appropriate if you plan to go to university, work independently, or (in some cases) supervise and train others in their field of work
  • opportunity for work placement

Level 3 diploma in vocational subjects