Before deciding on a course, use this handy explainer to work out which level is most suitable for you.
No formal qualifications after leaving school.
Entry Level course, Fast Forward, Gateway, Pathways
Life and work skills
Mostly GCSE grade Es and Ds or grade 3 or above
Level 1 course with English Language and Maths
GCSEs grades 3-1/D-G
Four or more Ds or grade 3s including GCSE English Language or Maths
Level 2 course or Intermediate Level apprenticeship with English Language and Maths
GCSEs grades 9-4/A*-C
Five or more Cs, grade 4s or Level 2 at Merit including GCSE English Language or Maths at grade 4
Level 3 course, Advanced Level apprenticeship or Blended Learning (A Levels)
Level 3 qualification, A Levels or equivalent
*Higher education or professional courses, such as Bachelor's Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas, Access to Higher Education, AAT and CIPD
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