Course levels explained

Check which level you can study at, dependent on your GCSE results. The course level you study for will be determined by whether you gain a grade 9-4 (A*-C) in both English and Maths, just one of them or none of them.

Level 1

Equivalent to Foundation Level

Entry requirements:
Few formal qualifications

What next?
Level 2 or employment or Apprenticeship

Level 2

Equivalent to GCSEs or First Diploma

Entry requirements:
4 GCSEs at grade 3-1 (D-G)

What next?
Vocational Level 3 or  A Levels or employment or Apprenticeship

Level 3

Vocational Level 3 eg Extended Diploma or A Levels

Entry requirements:
5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*- C) including English & Maths

What next?
Level 4-6  Degree Level study or employment or Apprenticeship


Apply for the level your predicted grades match and when you receive your final results we will place you on the most suitable level at enrolment.


Need to Start Again?

If you have received a disappointing grade 3 in GCSE English and Maths when your predicted grades were higher, all is not lost.

In order to boost your results and help you to get to Level 3, we offer you the chance to pick from a range of Level 2 courses, including Applied Science, and the opportunity to resit both your English and Maths GCSEs.

You will be given lots of support and guidance so that in just one year you could have the GCSE equivalents that you need to progress onto the College course or Apprenticeship of your choice.

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