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Qualifications and Awards

There are different ways to achieve your career goals. You can work towards a range of qualifications at Northern Regional College.

Level Example Qualifications Typical Entry Requirement* Equivalent To
Entry Entry Level Awards, Certificates and Diplomas No entry requirements Below GCSE level
Level 1 NVQs, Awards, Certificates and Diplomas Three GCSEs at Grade E or above GCSE grades D-G
Level 2 NVQs, BTEC Awards, Certificates and Diplomas, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, GCSEs Four GCSEs at Grade D-G or above GCSE grades A*-C
Level 3 Apprenticeships, Subsidiary Diplomas, Foundation Diploma, National Foundation Diploma, Extended Diploma, National Extended Diploma, Advanced Technical Awards, Access to Higher Education Four GCSEs at Grade C or above A Levels
Level 4 & above Higher Education (university level)
Northern Regional College offers some Higher Education courses including Foundation Degrees, Degrees and Higher Level Apprenticeships


*This may vary for some courses, in particular for Apprenticeship programmes where there are age and employment conditions.  Check each course online for the specific entry requirements.