Levels Explained

 

7

Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), MSc, MA, PhD

Typical entry requirements:
Undergraduate degree

Degree level programmes at B&FC explained

6

3rd/final year of a degree
BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)
Degree Apprenticeship

Typical entry requirements:
For entry to a Lancaster University Top-Up Degree, applicants must have completed the Foundation Degree at B&FC
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

Degree level programmes at B&FC explained

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2nd year of a degree; BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)
Higher national diploma (HND)
Foundation Degree
Diploma of higher education (DipHE)
Higher Apprenticeship

Typical entry requirements:
Progression from level 4
Relevant level 3 qualifications (eg BTEC, A-levels). See individual courses for grade details. Certain GCSE grades may also be required. Industry experience may also be acceptable in lieu of appropriate qualifications.
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

Degree level programmes at B&FC explained

4

1st year of a degree; BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
NVQ Level 4
Higher Apprenticeship

Typical entry requirements:
Relevant level 3 qualifications (eg BTEC, A-levels). See individual courses for grade details. Certain GCSE grades may also be required. Industry experience may also be acceptable in lieu of appropriate qualifications.
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

Degree level programmes at B&FC explained

3

Level 3 Diploma
T Level
CACHE Diploma
ESOL Level 3
NVQ Level 3
Access to Higher Education
Advanced Apprenticeship

Typical entry requirements:

Relevant level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English language, maths and science
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

2

Level 2 Diploma
CACHE Certificate
NVQ Level 2
ESOL Level 2
O Level (grades A, B or C)
NVQ Level 2
Intermediate Apprenticeship

Typical entry requirements:
Relevant level 1 qualification or fewer than 5 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4’
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

1

GCSE (grades D, E, F or G)
Functional Skills Level 1
ESOL Level 1
Introductory Diploma
CACHE Introductory Diploma
NVQ Level 1

Typical entry requirements:
Please check the specific entry requirements on each course page

Entry

Entry Level Certificate
Basic Literacy (English)
Basic Numeracy (Maths)
Traineeship

No formal qualifications are required