What are Level 3 and 4 qualifications?

  • Level 3 qualifications are similar in level to A-Levels.
  • Level 4 qualifications are similar in level to BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards, NVQs at Level 4, Key Skills Level 4 and Certificates of higher education.

Do I need a qualification?

Did you know;

  • Almost a third (31 per cent) of employers said they would offer a wage premium for someone who was qualified to at least Level 3.
  • 60% of employers see vocational qualifications as more attractive or equal to academic qualifications.

Want to boost your career with a professional qualification? Looking to go to university?

We offer a range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas as well as vocational professional development courses and qualifications that can give you the boost your career needs. And the best bit, you can study online, from home!

With most of our courses, you can apply for government backed funding known as Advanced Learner Loans, that you only pay back when you are earning over £21,000. These are offered through the Student Loans Company (SLC).


At a glance guide to the different levels of qualifications

qualification equivalents and comparisons