Qualification Levels and Equivalents

Entry: qualifications that provide a basis for progression into work or other learning programmes.

Level 1: comparable to NVQ Level 1, GCSEs D-G and Foundation Diplomas

Level 2: comparable to NVQ Level 2, GCSEs A*-C and Higher Diploma

Level 3: comparable to NVQ Level 3, A and AS levels, as well as an Advanced Diploma

Level 4: comparable to NVQ Level 4 and Certificate of Higher Education

Link to Ofqual: http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications/