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No qualification

This means that the course doesn't come with any kind of qualification. You might do it for the experience or just to learn a skill

Certificate of attendance/completion/achievement (no assessment element)

This means you'll get a certificate at the end to prove you've completed the course. You won't have to do any exams, you'll just be given something to show you turned up and learnt something

Functional Skill

The Functional Skill qualification is awarded to people who have completed a course that shows them how to apply maths and/or English to real life situations. You will be assessed in order to achieve this

Basic skill

This essentially means you'll come away with a basic ability at literacy and numeracy. These qualifications and courses are often for adults who didn't reach a high enough level in these in school

Pre-apprenticeship at Level 1

Pre-apprenticeship courses are aimed at getting you ready to do an apprenticeship. If you hold one of these qualifications, it will help you take the next step when you're ready

NVQ Level 1 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 1 NVQs teach the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades D-G

SVQ Level 1 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 1 SVQs teach the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades D-G

Scottish National Qualification - Standard Grade

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This level is the first and most basic level of National you can do

Scottish National Qualification - Access 3

National qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This level is the first and most next level up from the most basic level of National qualification you can do

Scottish National Qualification - Intermediate 1-2

National qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This is the 'intermediate' level of National you can do

GCSE or equivalent

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education and sit at levels 1 and 2 on the QCF. This means they give you a grounding in a subject that will prepare you for further education or work

Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma

Delivered by course providers in Wales, this qualification is at the same level as GCSEs and often chosen as an alternative

Vocational related qualification (VRQ)

This term encompasses any qualification that you can achieve that will be focused on preparing you for a specific workplace

Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2

Intermediate apprenticeships are the equivalent to GCSEs grades A* to C. They are workplace-based qualifications where you learn by doing (and get paid too!) and only spend a short time in college

First Certificate/Diploma

These qualifications, though usually based in a college or school, prepare you for the workplace by teaching you relevant practical skills alongside theory. They are equivalent to GCSEs

NVQ Level 2 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 2 NVQs will require you have some knowledge in the subject and will take basic skills a little further. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades A*-C

SVQ Level 2 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ Level 2 build on the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades A*-C

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3

Advanced apprenticeships are the equivalent to A Levels. They are workplace-based qualifications where you learn by doing (and get paid too!) and only spend a short time in college

GCE AS Level or equivalent

These are academic qualifications aimed at giving you higher expertise in certain subjects, preparing you for work or for further education

GCE A Level or equivalent

These are academic qualifications aimed at giving you higher expertise in certain subjects, preparing you for work or for further education

International Baccalaureate Diploma

This qualification is recognised worldwide and is equivalent to GCSEs. It covers a range of subjects

National Certificate/Diploma

These qualifications, though usually based in a college or school, prepare you for the workplace by teaching you relevant practical skills alongside theory. They are equivalent to A Levels

NVQ Level 3 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 3 NVQs will require you have some knowledge in the subject and will take your learning to a higher level. They're equivalent to A Levels

SVQ Level 3 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. They're equivalent to A Levels

Scottish National Qualification - Higher

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This is the 'higher' level of National qualification you can do

Scottish National Qualification - Advanced Higher

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This is the 'advanced higher' level of National qualification you can do

Access to Higher Education

This is a qualification aimed at preparing you for university if you don't have the traditional A Level/GCSE level of study. Usually focused on a specific subject it will get you ready to take a degree in that area on finishing

Foundation Art and Design

This qualification is aimed at getting you ready to take a degree in a creative subject. It is equivalent to a foundation degree

NVQ Level 4 and relevant components

NVQ Level 4 and relevant components

SVQ Level 4 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 4 takes your learning to a much higher level. They're equivalent to undergraduate degrees

Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4

Higher apprenticeships are the equivalent to a foundation degree. They are workplace-based qualifications where you learn by doing (and get paid too!) and will only spend a short time in college

NVQ Level 5 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 5 NVQs are usually for experienced managers in the workplace. They're equivalent to undergraduate degrees

SVQ Level 5 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 5 SVQs take your learning to a much higher level - often for experienced managers. They're equivalent to undergraduate degrees

Nationally recognised qualification

This means the qualification you gain can be transferred to other locations in the UK and employers will be familiar with the level you've studied at

Professional or Industry Specific qualification

This term encompasses qualifications that you can use in the workplace of a particular industry. Usually awarded by professional and industry-based organisations, these qualifications will be familiar to employers in certain areas of work

Other External Awarded Qualification

This means the qualification is awarded by an external body. It may therefore include an assessed element

Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award (this must include an assessed element)

This means the qualification is awarded by the course provider but that you do get a real qualification at the end, it's just that they award it in-house. There will be an assessment to get this

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This course might be free

Duration: 1 Years

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

This course might be free

Supported Internships are aimed specifically at students with Education, Health and Care plans up to the age of 24 who have learning difficulties... read more

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£92.40

Duration: 12 weeks

Level: Beginner

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£92.40

This is a non-accredited, informal course in which students will work both independently and with other learners to develop their transferable... read more

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£50

Duration: 2 weeks

Level: Advanced

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£50

This course is designed to give you the additional study skills you need to succeed at Level 3. Learn about referencing, assignment writing,... read more

Instant Book

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£45

Duration: Variable

Level: Beginner

ONLINE

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£45

Enrolment Duration: 6 months Hours of Training: 1 hour Overview In this course, you will learn how to deal with work-related... read more

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£149.99

Duration: Variable

Level: Beginner

ONLINE

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£149.99

The aims of the programme are to prepare potential applications for the air transport industry through gaining an understanding of what is being... read more

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£599

Duration: Variable

Level: Intermediate

ONLINE

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£599

Do you have an interest in caring for people? Is your desired career to become an adult social care worker? With this course you can learn about... read more

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£150

Duration: 1 day

FULL TIME

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£150

We provide a one day Apply training course for school / college / careers staff and advisers to experience the entire process of an online... read more

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£459

Duration: 20 Weeks

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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£459

Do you want to understand the skills and personal qualities necessary to gain employment in a school? This course will help you create an action... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

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This one-year course is a chance to learn how to care for, handle and house animals and to develop skills in science, writing and giving... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 2 weeks

PART TIME

This course might be free

The free online course is aimed at those preparing to enter the job market or in the early stages of their career. Perfect for students and... read more

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£1,074.99

Duration: Variable

Level: Advanced

ONLINE

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£1,074.99

On this course, you'll learn the principles and practices of assessment, how to plan assessments, how to prepare assessments of vocational... read more

£279

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£79

Duration: 50 hours

Level: Multiple levels

ONLINE
£279

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£79

Overview Would you like to achieve an excellent online accredited UK qualification, which will demonstrate a high level of skill and... read more

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£370

Duration: 12 weeks

Level: Advanced

WEEKEND

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£370

An in-depth preparation for setting up a childminding business. Suitable for those who wish to be employed in home-based settings such as... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This flexible course is for young people with moderate or specific learning difficulties. Students are encouraged to develop communication,... read more

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£1,300

Duration: 32 Weeks

Level: Multiple levels

PART TIME DAY

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£1,300

This programme is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the Certificate in Skills for Working Life... read more

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£3,020

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

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£3,020

The Access to HE course is designed for adult learners (19+) who need to gain the qualifications to go on to university. It is also for those... read more

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£180

Duration: 5 weeks

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£180

This course is the perfect preparation for students who want to take the A2 CILS Exam. It lasts for 5 weeks, 1 lesson per week (2 hours). ... read more

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£460

Duration: 1 week

FULL TIME

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£460

This course will teach students to produce a portfolio of work to apply for undergraduate courses in architecture, interior architecture,... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 Year

Level: Multiple levels

FULL TIME

This course might be free

You have the chance to try out a range of activities such as gardening, cooking, art and sport. You will also find out about different types of... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 36 weeks

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

This course might be free

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