What do the 'levels' mean?
The levels refer to the level of learning required to complete the qualification. Qualifications at the same level are therefore broadly similar (or equivalent) in the level of learning, or depth of knowledge, required.
See the chart below or download our flyer. About your ABE qualification 2019.pdf
|QCF / RQF Level||Other Qualifications at the same level|
|Level 3||UK Foundation Degree, UK 'A' level, BTEC National Cert|
|Level 4||BTEC Professional Diploma, first year of 3 year Bachelors degree course|
|Level 5||HND, Higher Diploma, second year of 3 year Bachelors degree course|
|Level 6||Bachelors Degree, Graduate Diploma|
|Level 7||Masters Degree, Postgraduate Diploma|