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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

Salford, M3 3BE FULL TIME

FROM

£994

Have you ever been curious about how relationships work between people? Do you ever look at society and wonder about the way it functions and is... read more

Duration:

1 Year

Level:

Intermediate

Qualification:

National qualification

London, SE1 7HT FULL TIME

FROM

£3,022

An access to Social Science course at Morley College could be your first step towards studying at university and lead to your desired career... read more

Duration:

42 weeks

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

ONLINE

FROM

£3,384

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of... read more

Duration:

Variable

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

ONLINE

FROM

£1,165

Access Diplomas are a nationally recognised qualification quality assured by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) designed for the more mature learner... read more

Duration:

Variable

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

ONLINE

FROM

£1,199.99

This course is specifically designed for those who are looking for a future career in Social Science and Humanities, who have been out of... read more

Duration:

360 hours

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Brighton, BN1 4FA PART TIME

FROM

£3,000

This Access to Humanities and Social Sciences course is aimed at those who are interested in politics, current affairs, and issues such as... read more

Duration:

36 weeks

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Dewsbury, WF13 2AS FULL TIME

This course might be free

This course offers mature students an excellent opportunity to progress to university. You will attend 2 full days per week. Access will help... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Shipley, BD18 3LQ PART TIME

FROM

£3,380

You will study Level 3 modules in Sociology, Psychology and e Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed as either a one year or eighteen... read more

Duration:

48 Weeks

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

ONLINE

FROM

£3,022

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) provides learning that covers aspects of Social Science, Criminology and Psychology. It... read more

Duration:

Variable

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Tonbridge, TN9 2PW FULL TIME

This course might be free

There are two distinct pathways offered for Access to Humanities, your selection will be dependent on the course you want to study at... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Ashford, TN23 4RJ FULL TIME

This course might be free

There are two distinct pathways offered for Access to Humanities, your selection will be dependent on the course you want to study at... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

London, N4 2DG PART TIME

This course might be free

This Access to HE Diploma course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and academic skills to study a humanities degree or diploma... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Loughborough, LE11 3BT FULL TIME

FROM

£3,022

This specialist programme presents you with the opportunity to study across a broad spectrum of academic fields. The pathway may be constructed... read more

Duration:

1 Year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Slough, SL3 8BY FULL TIME

This course might be free

The Access to Social Sciences Social Work Diploma is a one year intensive course for mature learners (19+) it is designed to prepare you for... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Peterlee, SR8 2RN PART TIME DAY

FROM

£2,872

Awarding Body - One Awards The course is the perfect preparation for mature students who want to study an education related degree course.... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Intermediate

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Wakefield, WF1 2DH FULL TIME

This course might be free

If you are interested in becoming a social worker, primary teacher, psychologist or other professional with a degree qualification, this could... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

London, W1F 0HS FULL TIME

FROM

£1,680

The course prepares you for a wide range of health related careers. It is similar in content to the Access Diploma for Nursing/Midwifery, but... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AQ PART TIME

FROM

£3,022

The Access to Higher Education Diploma - Humanities, Social Science & Law is designed to give adult students, who may have left school early or... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

London, SW18 2PP FULL TIME

This course might be free

On this course, you'll choose three subjects from the following options: historical studies, literature, linguistics and original writing,... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

Birmingham, B9 5NA PART TIME DAY

FROM

£1,500

This full time course is designed for mature students who want to access university. It is the equivalent of studying three A Levels in nine... read more

Duration:

1 year

Level:

Advanced

Qualification:

Access to higher education

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