Advanced level courses consist of 4 or 6 units of work and are normally taken over two years.
Advanced Subsidiary is the first half of an A-Level and consists of 2 or 3 units, normally completed in year 12.
The second half, a further 2 or 3 units, of the course leading to a full A level.
BTEC First Diploma
Is a full time course taking one year leading to a level 2 qualification worth 4 grades A*-C. It can be used as a progression route onto level 3 courses (merit or distinction is required).
BTEC National Diploma
Is a full time course taking two years and equivalent to 3 A level passes. We are offering one BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
Are awarded for A and AS courses at levels A* (at A Level only) A, B, C, D, E and BTEC units are graded pass, merit and distinction
Level 2 Courses
Are qualifications equivalent to GCSE grades A*-C. Our level 2 qualification is called the BTEC First Diploma.
Level 3 Courses
Are qualifications equivalent to A level and include AS levels and the BTEC National Diploma.
Are published by awarding bodies to set out what is to be covered for each subject on offer. They are also known as syllabuses.
Each separate part of a qualification, usually with its own separate examination. These used to be known as modules. Some units are coursework based.
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