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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.