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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

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£2,882

Duration: 71 weeks

Level: Advanced

PART TIME DAY

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£2,882

This course qualifies you to work in a supervisory role within a nursery and is the minimum qualification necessary to open your own nursery.... read more

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£467

Duration: 60 hours

Level: Beginner

PART TIME DAY

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£467

This qualification will develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health and Social Care sector. Working in the care... read more

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£1,415

Duration: 1 year

Level: Intermediate

FULL TIME

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£1,415

This course helps prepare you to work with children between birth and five years. You'll also learn about children up to seven years. You'll... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Intermediate

FULL TIME

This course might be free

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate - Introduction to Early Years Education and Care is a qualification that prepares you to work in a supervised... read more

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£4,450

Duration: 1 Years

Level: Advanced

PART TIME DAY

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£4,450

Designed specifically for adults who would like to develop their skills in working with children in a school environment, this CACHE Level 3... read more

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£2,650

Duration: 170 hours

Level: Advanced

PART TIME

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£2,650

These qualifications will help you to develop knowledge of how to support the development of young children. They can prepare you to become... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This is a one year programme which provides progression to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma. The course carries a maximum of 84 (A*... read more

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£125

Duration: 1 day

Level: Multiple levels

WEEKEND

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£125

Do you want to gain an understanding of the various components which define complex trauma? Would you like to learn more about the legal... 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

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£300

Duration: 200 Hours

Level: Intermediate

ONLINE

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£300

The Challenging Behaviour Children and Young People level 2 course is aimed at learners who work with or come into contact with children and... read more

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£70

Duration: 1 day

PERSONALISED

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£70

This dementia care training course covers all you need to know in an interesting and informative way, just what you're looking for.... read more

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£990

Duration: 1 year

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

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£990

Destination courses are for more advanced adult ESOL students and consist of about 60% English and 40% vocational study. You will study English... read more

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£465

Duration: 180 hours

Level: Advanced

ONLINE

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£465

The CACHE Childcare and Education (QCF) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start a career in Childcare and... read more

£1,320

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£1,200

Duration: Variable

Level: Advanced

ONLINE
£1,320

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£1,200

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce (QCF) Pathways Available: Early Learning and Childcare... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 1 year

Level: Intermediate

FULL TIME

This course might be free

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care is for learners who want to work with children between birth... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 34 weeks

Level: Beginner

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This course will help you develop practical experience of working with children and adults, as well as provide the underpinning knowledge needed... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 2 years

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This qualification, when combined with GCSEs in English and maths, enables you to work as an Early Years Educator in a wide range of childcare... read more

This course might be free

Duration: 2 years

Level: Advanced

FULL TIME

This course might be free

This Cache Level 3 course, allows learners to progress from the Award to the Diploma, in three stages. The CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in... read more

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£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

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£112

Duration: 3 days

Level: Beginner

MULTIPLE STUDY MODE

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£112

This short course will give you an introduction into working with children in the early years from birth to five. It is suitable for those who... read more

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