How to Understand the Levels of Qualifications

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C3S Business School uses a range of UK qualification which are given by recognized awarding bodies ( CTH, OTHM). The available qualifications can be academic, vocational or skills-related and are grouped into 7 levels. But one may ask themselves: what does the different Level of Qualifications mean? Our qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification.

C3S offers different levels of qualifications from level 3 to level 7. Here is what the different levels mean, and the programs that go with it:

Level 3

A level, Fundation

Under a Level 3 qualification you find AS and A levels, advanced apprenticeship.

Someone with a Level 3 diploma means they have the ability to gain or apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding at a detailed level. This diploma is appropriate for anyone starting off their career, with a plan to go to a university or have work experience on the designated desired field.

C3S Business School offers: CTH Foundation Diploma L3 in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

 Level 4

Certificate of higher education

In this level you find NVQ’s, BTEC Professional diplomas, certificates and awards, HNC’s, Certificates of Higher Education and Higher apprenticeship.

Someone at this level is considered a specialist learning, involving detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study, suitable for a more advanced audience, working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others.

C3S Business School offers a CTH L4 Diplomas and advanced Diploma in Tourism Management and OTHM L4 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 5

Diploma of higher education, Foundation Degree

In this level you find HNDs, NVQs, BTEC Professional diplomas, Certificates and awards, Foundation degrees and Diplomas of higher education (DipHE).

Someone at this level has the ability to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study, so they can respond to complex problems and situations. The diploma also involves high level of work expertise and competence in managing and training others.

It is also suitable for people working as higher-grade technicians, professionals or managers.

C3S Business School offers OTHM L5 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 6

Bachelor’s Degree

In this level you find bachelor’s degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education,

Graduate diplomas, BTEC Advanced Professional diplomas, certificates and awards and degree apprenticeship.

Someone at this level is a specialist with high-level knowledge of an area of work or study that allows them to use their own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. It is suitable for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions.

The completion of a level 4, 5 and 6 may progress into a Top Up year which will grant the student the possibility of a Bachelors Diploma.

C3S Business School offers OTHM L6 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 7

Master’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma

In this level you find Master’s degrees, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Advanced Professional diplomas.

Someone at this level is someone considered to be highly developed with complex levels of knowledge, enabling them to develop original responses to complicated and unpredictable problems and situations. Suitable for senior professionals and managers.

The completion of a level 7 a may progress into a Top Up year which will grant the student the possibility of a Master’s Diploma.

C3S Business School offers OTML L7 Diplomas is Data Science and Business Analytics, Strategic Leadership and Management, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Health and Social Care and a CHICHESTER Diploma L7 in International Business Relations

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