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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - Entry level certificate
  • - Entry level Skills for Life
  • - Entry level award, certificate and diploma
  • - Entry level Functional Skills
  • - Entry level Foundation Learning

LEVEL 1

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - GCSE (grades D-G)
  • - Key Skills level 1
  • - NVQ level 1
  • - Skills for Life level 1
  • - Foundation diploma
  • - BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 1
  • - Foundation Learning level 1
  • - Functional Skills level 1
  • - Cambridge National level

LEVEL 2

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - GCSE (grades A*-C)
  • - Key Skills level 2
  • - NVQ level 2
  • - Skills for Life level 2
  • - Higher diploma
  • - BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 2
  • - Functional Skills level 2
  • - Cambridge National level 2
  • - Cambridge Technical level 2

LEVEL 3

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - AS and A level
  • - Advanced Extension Award
  • - Cambridge International award
  • - International Baccalaureate
  • - Key Skills level 3
  • - NVQ level 3
  • - Advanced diploma
  • - Progression diploma
  • - BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 3
  • - BTEC National
  • - Cambridge Technical level 3

LEVEL 4

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - Certificate of higher education
  • - Key Skills level 4
  • - NVQ level 4
  • - BTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 4

FHEQ EXAMPLES

  • - Certificate of higher education
  • - HNC

LEVEL 5

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - HND
  • - NVQ level 4
  • - Higher diploma
  • - BTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 5
  • - HNC

FHEQ EXAMPLES

  • - Diploma of higher education
  • - Diploma of further education
  • - Foundation degree
  • - HND

LEVEL 6

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - NVQ level 4
  • - BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 6

FHEQ EXAMPLES

  • - Bachelor’s degree
  • - Graduate certificate
  • - Graduate diploma

LEVEL 7

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7
  • - Fellowship and fellowship diploma
  • - Postgraduate certificate
  • - Postgraduate diploma
  • - NVQ level 5
  • - BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7

FHEQ EXAMPLES

  • - Master’s degree
  • - Postgraduate certificate
  • - Postgraduate diploma
  • - Graduate diploma

LEVEL 8

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RQF EXAMPLES

  • - NVQs level 5
  • - Vocational qualifications level 8

FHEQ EXAMPLES

  • - Doctorate

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