What is your qualification worth?

14.03.2019 in Qualifications explained!

Most qualifications have a difficulty level. The higher the level, the more difficult the qualification is.

If you need to know the level of a qualification and what it is worth / equivalent to you cant find out more below:

Qualifications

Level(s)

Equivalent to

What does it involve?

A Levels

L3

N/A

Academic qualifications taken after GCSE’s. A full A level is achieved after two years of study. Each A level focuses on a specific subject area, students normally take two to five depending on career goals.

Intermediate Apprenticeship

L2

5 GCSE at grade A* - C (9-4 points)

Work and study at the same time. You’ll lean practical skills at work and normally study one day per week at college. You’ll also earn a weekly wage.

Advanced Apprenticeship

L3

A Levels

As above, although you can expect to develop wider skills and knowledge in your specialism.

Higher Apprenticeship

L4

University- level

As above, but with a focus on developing high-level specialist skills and knowledge in your role.

Construction Diploma

L1 - L3

Varies dependant on level

Specific for the construction industry. You’ll learn practical, job-related skills and knowledge for a career in something like bricklaying, plastering or carpentry.

BTEC Entry

Entry Level

Pre - GCSE

Courses are designed to help those who may find learning difficult. BTEC entry-level courses help you to gain confidence, engage in learning and prepare you for further study in specific industries.

BTEC Introductory

L1

Pre - GCSE

Aimed at preparing you for further study in a specific industry if you do not possess the correct entry qualifications. No examinations.

BTEC Diploma

L2

5 GCSE at grade A* - C (9-4 points)

Work related learning aimed at preparing you for employment in a specific industry.

BTEC 90 Credit/subsidiary diploma

L3

A Levels

Work-related specialist qualifications for those who are certain of the job role and/or university course they wish to progress to.

BTEC Extended diploma

L3

A Levels

As above, but this covers more units.

NVQ

L1 - L3

Varies dependant on level

A qualification that measures your knowledge and ability in a specific subject area or job role - suitable for those already in employment.

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