Entry Level Qualification

Entry Level qualifications are designed for learners working at lower levels than those usually associated with GCSEs and Level 1 vocational qualifications.

How do Entry Levels work?

For those working below Level 1, Entry Level qualifications may be available at what are called Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3; these correspond to Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the National Curriculum, and may be taken in National Curriculum subjects or in practical or vocational areas, for example, in life skills, retail, numeracy or construction.

Where can they be taken?

Entry Level qualifications may be taken in a variety of settings. These may include schools, Further Education colleges; work based learning providers, the workplace, community settings, prisons and Young Offenders’ Institutions.

Where can I find out more?

Schools, colleges and work based learning providers may be able to suggest some Entry Level qualifications which could be suitable for their learners or employees. Awarding bodies’ websites may also have information about the Entry Level qualifications they offer.