Qualifications Explained

There are many different qualifications in the UK today, available at many different levels.

View our 'Qualifications Answered' leaflet, which explains levels and names of courses, their equivalents, and should help you to plan your next level of study.

If you would like advice on your next step, contact our Careers Advisor on 01793 491 591 or use our online Contact Us form.

If you already have qualifications gained outside the UK, our Careers Team can also help you to find the UK equivalent. You can also contact UK NARIC - the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. For a fee they can help you validate/translate your existing overseas qualification. Go to www.naric.org.uk for more information.

We use The National Agency information, managed on behalf of the UK Government, which provides the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.


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Laura Berry

Level 3 | Sport

I would definitely recommend the college to other people because there is more freedom, you still have to do assignments by a deadline but you can work towards them at your own pace. The on-site gym is well equipped and facilities are good.
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