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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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£200

Duration: 22 Weeks

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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£200

You understand and speak English (E3) better than you read and write (E2). You use the Roman alphabet confidently but still need to improve your... read more

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£112.49

Duration: Variable

Level: Intermediate

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This course deals with a number of basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 day

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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This is an initial assessment for English, Maths and/or ESOL. At the end of the assessment you will know which course is right for you. Students... read more

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£60

Duration: 5 weeks

Level: Beginner

MULTIPLE STUDY MODE

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£60

This course provides a supportive environment for both native and non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their knowledge of and... read more

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£1,600

Duration: 1 Year

Level: Multiple levels

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This course will introduce you to all the skills you will need to succeed as you move on into adult life. Students will develop their English and... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 Years

Level: Beginner

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This Entry Level 2 Routes To Learning course is specifically designed for students with learning difficulties and disabilities who can follow... read more

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£103.75

Duration: 11 weeks

Level: Beginner

EVENING

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£103.75

This course follows on from the previous Improver's courses and assumes you have studied Portuguese for 1-2 years and can cope in first contact... read more

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£339

Duration: Variable

Level: Beginner

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£339

Learn the foundations from the comfort of your own home with this Basic Maths Level 2 course. This fundamental course covers all elements from... read more

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£150

Duration: 1 week

Level: Beginner

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This is a course aimed at developing basic skills for reading and writing the Arabic script. This can be useful for those who can speak already... read more

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£294

Duration: 1 day

Level: Beginner

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How do I get straight to the point, without waffling? When should I use capitals? Can you put a comma before 'and'? Is it 'I' or 'me' or... read more

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£900

Duration: 2 days

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ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS AND TEAM LEADERS - 2 DAY COURSE This Essential Skills For Supervisors and Team Leaderscourse is designed... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 34 hours

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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If you struggle to commit the time to attend any of our centres due to work and family commitments, you can now complete the level 1 course from... read more

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£814

Duration: Variable

Level: Intermediate

ONLINE

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£814

Overview Some may think that gaining internationally recognised certifications from the comfort of your own home is impossible, but this... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 12 weeks

Level: Beginner

PART TIME

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Do you need to improve your English? We will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills from Entry Level to Level 2.... read more

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£15

Duration: Variable

MULTIPLE STUDY MODE

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£15

In this class, run at the Islington Centre for English (ICE), London, students focus on fluency, pronunciation and the common, everyday language... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 20 weeks

Level: Beginner

EVENING

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Duration: 2 years

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This course is for students with severe and complex learning difficulties who would benefit from learning in small groups in a supportive... read more

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£2,450

Duration: 1 week

Level: Advanced

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This course briefs about Empowering and Engaging Others, Building Effective Teams and Teamwork, Leading Positive Change, Making Oral and Written... read more

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£375

Duration: Variable

Level: Multiple levels

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£375

Functional Skills in English Thank you for visiting our page, you have come to the right place to learn Functional Skills in English. ... read more

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£5.99

Duration: Variable

Level: Beginner

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ContentETC's easy to follow, expert grammar e-learning course will transform your writing, boost your confidence and help your readers... read more

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