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UK qualificationsFor entry to university orcollege in 2015This publication contains information relating to a widerange of UK qualifications offered for undergraduateadmission in the UK.

Published by: UCAS Rosehill New Barn Lane Cheltenham GL52 3LZ UCAS 2014All rights reserved.UCAS is a registered trade mark.UCAS, a company limited by guarantee, is registered in England and Wales number: 2839815Registered charity number: 1024741 (England and Wales) and SC038598 (Scotland)Publication reference: 130227We have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information in this publication was correct at time of publication. We will not, however,accept any liability for errors, omissions or changes to information since publication. Wherever possible any changes will be updated on theUCAS website (www.ucas.com).Copies of this publication can be downloaded from s/guides-and-resources.For further information about the UCAS application process for HEPs go to www.ucas.com/members-providers.If you need to contact the HEP Team: phone 01242 545 734 or fax 01242 544 961.If you have hearing difficulties, you can contact the Customer Contact Centre, using the text relay service:From the UK phone 18001 0371 468 0 468If you have received exceptional service from someone at UCAS and want to acknowledge it, then we would like to hear from you – please emailyour comments to [email protected] Further information can be found on our website www.ucas.com.

PrefaceThe purpose of this guide is to provide helpful informationabout pre-HE qualifications and other entry routes toHE. It is intended primarily to be a working manual foradmissions tutors in higher education providers (HEPs).It should also be of use and interest to staff in schools,colleges and the FE sector.It is organised in two main parts: the first deals withqualifications available in England, Wales and NorthernIreland; the second concentrates on the educationsystem in Scotland. It therefore contains details of a widerange of qualifications, but concentrates on those atNational Qualifications Framework (NQF) or QualificationsCredit Framework (QCF) levels 2 and 3 or equivalent.Qualifications are listed alphabetically in the main bodyof the guide. This structure has been adopted to promoteease of use of the document, to provide an effective toolfor use in the admissions process.The inclusion of any qualification does not implyrecognition or endorsement of that qualification on thepart of UCAS or HEPs, for the purposes of entry to HE inthe UK. Similarly, absence of any qualification in the guidedoes not imply intended lack of recognition.UCAS would be pleased to receive comments andsuggestions about the format and content of thispublication for the benefit of future editions. Pleaseaddress comments to:Margaret FarragherPolicy and Research DepartmentUCASRosehillNew Barn LaneCheltenhamGloucestershireGL52 3LZTel: 01242 223 765Email: [email protected] QUALIFICATIONS1

ContentsList of abbreviationsPAGE10Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern IrelandIntroductionThe Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)1416QUALIFICATIONS CURRENTLY OFFERED18Baccalaureates/International QualificationsAQA Baccalaureate29Cambridge International Examinations44Cambridge Pre-U Certificate (Principal Subject)45Cambridge Pre-U Certificate (Short Course)45Cambridge Pre-U Certificate Global Perspectives and Research (GPR)45Cambridge Pre-U Diploma46Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma46Cambridge International GCE Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced level (AS and A level)47Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge IGCSE)/Cambridge InternationalCertificate of Education (Cambridge ICE)/Cambridge GCE Ordinary level (Cambridge O level)47Cambridge International Diploma in Business48European Baccalaureate (EB)65International Baccalaureate (IB)81International Baccalaureate Diploma81International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate83International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme84International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)86Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma151General QualificationsAccess to Higher Education DiplomaAdvanced Extension Award (AEA)Bedales Assessed CoursesExtended ProjectFree-Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQ)General Certificate of Education Advanced level (GCE A level)General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary level (AS)GCE Advanced Subsidiary/Advanced level in Applied Subjects (GCE AS/AS Double Award/A level/A level Double Awardin Applied Subjects)General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)ICCE International Certificate of Christian EducationMalvern Literature CertificateSevenoaks School Certificate (SSC)Music/Performing Arts QualificationsAssociated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)ABRSM Graded Examinations in Music Performance and Music TheoryDiploma in the Principles of Instrumental/Vocal TeachingLicentiate in Instrumental/Vocal TeachingFellowship in Music EducationDiploma in Music DirectionLicentiate in Music DirectionFellowship in Music DirectionDiploma in Music PerformanceLicentiate in Music PerformanceFellowship in Music PerformanceEnglish Speaking Board (ESB)English Speaking Board Graded Examinations in Speech2UK 525252626266465

Trinity College London (TCL)Trinity College London Awards in the ArtsTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Communication Skills (Grades 1 to 8)Trinity College London Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People)Trinity College London Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Drama and SpeechTrinity College London Fellowship Diplomas in Drama and SpeechTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Individual Acting Skills/Acting in Pairs/Shakespeare (Individual)/Musical Theatre (Individual)/Musical Theatre in Pairs/Performance Arts (Individual)/Performance Arts in PairsTrinity College London Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Dance)Trinity College London Associate and Licentiate Diploma in MusicTrinity College London Certificate for Music EducatorsTrinity College London Fellowship Diploma in MusicTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Music Literacy/TheoryTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Music PerformanceTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Performing TextTrinity College London Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorTrinity College London Diploma in Professional ActingTrinity College London National Diploma in Professional Dance (Classical Ballet or Contemporary Dance)Trinity College London Diploma in Professional Acting/Dance/Music/Theatre Production SkillsTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Rock & PopTrinity College London Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance PracticeTrinity College London Graded Examinations in Speech and DramaTrinity College London Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning SectorTrinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesTrinity College London Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesTrinity College London Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL)Trinity College London Fellowship Diploma in TESOL Education Studies (FTCL)University of West London Qualifications/London College of Music Examinations (UWLQ/LCM)UWLQ Associate of the London College of Music in PerformanceUWLQ Associate of the London College of Music in TeachingUWLQ Diploma of the London College of Music in PerformanceUWLQ Diploma of the London College of Music in TeachingUWLQ Fellowship of the London College of Music in PerformanceUWLQ Graded Examinations in DramaUWLQ Graded Examinations in Music LiteracyUWLQ Graded Examinations in Music PerformanceUWLQ Graded Examinations in SpeechUWLQ Graded Examinations in Speech and DramaUWLQ Licentiate of the London College of Music in PerformanceUWLQ Licentiate of the London College of Music in TeachingVocational/Occupational QualificationsABC QualificationsABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in AdvertisingABC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary TherapiesABC Level 3 Award/Diploma in AnimationABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in BroadcastingABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling SkillsABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in CraftABC Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Fashion and TextilesABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Fashion RetailABC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion RetailABC Level 3 Award/Diploma in Graphic DesignABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in JournalismABC Level 3 Language qualificationsABC Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in PhotographyABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Practical Animal Care SkillsABC Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture SkillsABC Level 3 Award/Diploma in Spatial DesignABC Level 3 Award/Diploma in Sustainable EnergyABC Level 3 Diploma in Textile Design and 2020212121222222UK QUALIFICATIONS3

ABC Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Visual ArtABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Web and MultimediaABC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Youth Work PracticeAdvanced Level ApprenticeshipAscentisAscentis Level 3 Award in Education and TrainingAscentis Level 3 Certificate in Supporting LearningAscentis Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Substance MisuseThe British Horse Society QualificationsEQL Level 3 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care (QCF)EQL Level 3 Certificate in Horse Care (QCF)EQL Level 3 Award in the Principles of Horse Care (QCF)EQL Level 3 Diploma in BHS Riding Horses (QCF)EQL Level 3 Certificate in BHS Preliminary Teaching of Horse Riding (QCF)BHS NQF QualificationsCouncil for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE)CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)(QCF)CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Playwork (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Learning Support (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services(England) (QCF)CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Wales andNorthern Ireland) (QCF)CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF)CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and EducationCACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based ChildcareCACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School PracticeCACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsCACHE Level 3 Diploma in Support Work in SchoolsCACHE Level 4 Certificate in Quality Standards in Children’s Management ServicesCISI Level 3 Diploma in Finance, Risk and InvestmentCity & GuildsCity & Guilds Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician DiplomaCity & Guilds Level 4 DiplomaCity & Guilds Level 3 IVQ Advanced DiplomaCity & Guilds Level 3 IVQ Technician DiplomaCity & Guilds Level 2 IVQ DiplomaCity & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Technician CertificateCity & Guilds Level 1 IVQ CertificateCity & Guilds Full Technological DiplomaCity & Guilds Higher Professional DiplomaProfessional Recognition Awards (PRAs)Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Digital Applications for IT UsersDiploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) (NQF)Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) (QCF)EDI (Education Development International)EDI Level 3 Award in Awareness of DementiaEDI Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care4UK 494950505050515151515253545454

EDI Level 3 Certificate in Contact Centre OperationsEDI Level 3 Certificate in Customer ServiceEDI Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Learning using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)EDI Level 4 Diploma in Education Practice: ICT AdvancedEDI Level 4 Certificate in Education Principles and PracticeEDI Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for LogisticsEDI Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery)EDI Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership PrinciplesEDI Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and PrinciplesEDI Level 3 Award in IT User SkillsEDI Level 3 Certificate in IT User SkillsEDI Level 3 Diploma in IT User SkillsEDI Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ Apprentice)EDI Level 5 Diploma in Management and LeadershipEDI Level 3 Certificate in Management PrinciplesEDI Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special DietsEDI Level 3 Certificate in Personal TrainingEDI Level 3 Award in Practical Supervision of Food Safety in CateringEDI Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorEDI Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorEDI Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social CareEDI Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Principles of Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical/Electrical/Body)EDI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of the Creative and Cultural SectorEDI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of SalesEDI Level 3 Award in Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel andTourism SectorEDI Level 3 Certificate for Retail KnowledgeEDI Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Advanced ICTEDI Level 4 Certificate in Teaching ICT SkillsEDI Level 3 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning SectorEDI Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning SectorEDI Level 3 Certificate in Transition to Playwork (from Early Years)EDI Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health SectorInstitute of Commercial Management (ICM)ICM Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma Programmesifs University Collegeifs Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (QAN 501/0049/X)ifs Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (QAN 501/0048/8)ifs Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (QAN 600/8537/X)ifs Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (QAN 600/8551/4)National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)NCC EducationNCC Education International Foundation Year (IFY)NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (QCF)NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (QCF)NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (QCF)NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (QCF)NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (QCF)NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF)NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business IT (QCF)NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (QCF)Pre-Master’s in BusinessPre-Master’s in ITNCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (QCF)NCC Education Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Business IT (QCF)NCFENCFE Level 3 Certificate in Art and DesignNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Creative CraftNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Interactive MediaUK 8889899090919192929293939494945

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Managing a Music Business EnterpriseNCFE Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in PhotographyNCFE Level 3 Diploma in RadioNCFE Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and AdministrationNCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and AdministrationNCFE Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Customer ServiceNCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer ServiceNCFE Level 3 NVQ Certificate in ManagementNCFE Level 3 Certificate in ManagementNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and AdministrationNCFE Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related AchievementNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational AchievementNCFE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and PracticeNCFE Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and PracticeNCFE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorNCFE Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning SectorNCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in SchoolsNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsNCFE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsNCFE Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and PracticeNCFE Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of AssessmentNCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s WorkforceNCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling SkillsNCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and TheoryNCFE Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in HealthNCFE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for EnglandNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social CareNCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life CareNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care ManagementNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Palliative CareNCFE Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health SectorNCFE Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical ActivityNCFE Level 3 Diploma for Outdoor LearningNCFE Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor ProgrammesNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal TrainingNCFE Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal TrainingNCFE Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator SafetyNCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Spectator Safety ManagementNCFE Level 3 Award in Employability SkillsNCFE Level 3 Award in Job Search and Interview SkillsNCFE Level 3 Award in Learning to Learn for Higher Level StudiesNCFE Level 3 Award in Managing DiversityNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Logistics OperationsNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail KnowledgeNCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail Skills (Management)NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Management)NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail Skills (Sales Professional)NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Sales Professional)NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail Skills (Visual Merchandising)NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Visual Merchandising)Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) ExaminationsOCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate/Introductory Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/ExtendedDiploma (QCF)OCR National Certificate/Diploma/Extended DiplomaOCR Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s WorkforceOCR Award/Certificate/Diploma for Creative iMediaOCR Certificate/Diploma for IT ProfessionalsOCR Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for EngineeringOCR Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) AwardOCR National Award and Certificate in ScienceOCR Level 5 Certificate in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning DifficultiesOCR Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector6UK 109110111112112112113114

Pearson (BTEC)Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Firsts (NQF)Pearson BTEC Short Courses (NQF)Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Certificate (NQF)Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (NQF

Cambridge International GCE Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced level (AS and A level) 47 Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge IGCSE)/Cambridge International Certificate of Education (Cambridge ICE)/Cambridge GCE Ordinary level (Cambridge O level) 47 Cambridge International Diploma in Business 48 European Baccalaureate (EB) 65 International Baccalaureate ...