If you’re unsure which level you should be studying, this handy guide can help you.

Level Who is it for? Minimum entry requirement(s)
Entry Level Students with no qualifications
  • Initial Assessment in Numeracy and Literacy.
Level 1 Students with few or no qualifications.
  • Either 2 GCSE grades G and above and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Or Entry Level and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
Level 2 Students who have already achieved a Level 1 or students wishing to specialise in a particular area of work
  • Either Level 1 in a relevant subject and Initial Assessment in Literacy
  • Or 4 GCSEs grades D and above including English. Maths and other relevant subjects may be specified depending on course choice and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Or Merit at Foundation Level and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Or equivalent qualifications or relevant industrial experience and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
Level 3 Students with the appropriate GCSEs
  • Either Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Or either 4-5 GCSEs A*-C including English. Maths or other relevant subjects may be specified depending on course choice and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Or GNVQ intermediate or first diploma at merit and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Or equivalent qualifications or relevant industrial experience and Initial Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy.

The College offers a host of higher level qualifications (classed as Level 4 and above) leading on from Level 3 –click here to find out more.