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Choosing the Right Level

Our handy guide to finding out which is the right course level you.

Level E
Foundation Learning


If you have got...
Few or no passes

Your could study...
Introductory programmes with personal development

For how long?
1 year

Progression
Progress to Level 1

Level 1
Foundation Learning


If you have got...
Several GCSEs at E to G

Your could study...
- BTEC introductory Award/Certificate/Diploma
- NVQ1/VRQ1
- Foundation Diploma with personal development
- Functional Skills in English and Maths

For how long?
1 year

Progression
Employment, Level 2 course or Apprenticeship

Level 2
Intermediate Learning


If you have got...
- 4 or more GCSE's at grade D (or equivalent)
- Level 1 BTEC Diploma at Pass
- NVQ1/VRQ1

Your could study...
- Level 2 BTEC Diploma
- NVQ2/VRQ2
- Higher Diploma
- Apprenticeship
- You may also be able to re-sit GCSE Maths and English

For how long?
1 year

Progression
Employment, Progress to Level 3 course or Apprenticeship

Level 3
Advanced Learning


If you have got...
- 5 or more GCSE's at grade A* to C
- Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction
- NVQ2/VRQ2

Your could study...
- A Levels
- Applied AS/A2
- Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma
- Apprenticeship
- NVQ3/VRQ3

For how long?
2 years

Progression
University or Employment

You should never choose your courses without getting some advice and guidance first. You can speak to one of our course advisers at Tower Hamlets College! Call 020 7510 7777 or book an appointment. You can also see your head of year, school careers coordinator or careers

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