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Qualification Explained

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

QUALIFICATION

This course might be free

Duration: 2 hours

Level: Beginner

WEEKEND

This course might be free

Please see the WAES website for more... read more

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£2,882

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

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£2,882

Introduction This course gives you the skills and knowledge to work unsupervised in different childcare settings. Our childcare courses... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 2 years

Level: Advanced

PART TIME

This course might be free

This qualification is for all those who wish to work in the Early Years Sector. It will cover the age range from birth to five years. Mandatory... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This qualification is suitable for you if you are considering a career in caring for children. This qualification encourages an understanding of... read more

FROM

£400

Duration: 14 Weeks

Level: Beginner

PART TIME

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£400

This course is ideal if you would like to develop a career in working with children aged 0-5 years and need a starting point. The course aims to... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 15 months

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

This course might be free

The Health and Social Care apprenticeship provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to work at a senior level in a variety of... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

This course might be free

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings aim to develop learners’ knowledge and... read more

FROM

£3,250

Duration: 1000 hours

Level: Advanced

ONLINE

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£3,250

New for 2018-19 Workshops happening in London & Manchester Since September 2015, if you want to gain a qualification that is recognised by... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This one-year courses are designed for school leavers, aged 16 to 18, who are aiming for careers in childcare settings such as primary and... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

PART TIME

This course might be free

This qualification is suitable for students and adults aged 16+ who wish to set up a home based childcare setting. It is also suitable for... read more

FROM

£2,882

Duration: 36 weeks

Level: Advanced

PART TIME DAY

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£2,882

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work in an... read more

FROM

£95

Duration: 10 weeks

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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£95

This course is suitable for those wishing to work in Childcare, but who have little to no prior experience of the industry. This course will... read more

FROM

£1,422

Duration: 34 weeks

Level: Intermediate

PART TIME DAY

FROM

£1,422

This qualification is aimed at learners in placement / working in support roles within schools and colleges. COURSE CONTENT There are 11... read more

FROM

£500

Duration: 400 Hours

Level: Advanced

ONLINE

FROM

£500

The Adult Care - Level 3 Diploma (RQF) Course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the Health and Social Care industry and looks to... read more

FROM

£100

Duration: Variable

ONLINE

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£100

If you work in a school or childcare setting, it’s crucial that you have a good understanding of the government’s counter terrorism strategy... read more

This course might be free

Duration: Variable

Level: Intermediate

ONLINE

This course might be free

On this course you will learn about these units: Unit 1 - Understand Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care • Unit 2 - Principles of... read more

£299.99

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£19

Duration: Variable

Level: Advanced

ONLINE
£299.99

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£19

This online Childminding Advanced Course will further provide learners with a deeper understanding of working as a childminder with children in... read more

FROM

£1,200

Duration: Variable

Level: Advanced

MULTIPLE STUDY MODE ONLINE

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£1,200

This Ofsted-recognised qualification is ideal for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed for a career involving the care and education... read more

FROM

£2,882

Duration: 32 weeks

Level: Advanced

MULTIPLE STUDY MODE

FROM

£2,882

If you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years services, for example day care, nursery, creche, out of school... read more

This course might be free

Duration: Variable

Level: Intermediate

ONLINE

This course might be free

The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you prepare to enter or progress within employment within the Health or Social Care sector... read more

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