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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, GCSEs Four GCSEs at Grade D-G or above GCSE grades A*-C
Level 3 AS/A Levels, BTEC awards, certificates and diplomas, 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. Check each course online for the specific entry requirements.