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Qualifications by subject area

To support learner progression to Access to HE we offer a suite of off the shelf qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2. The entire suite of qualifications is eligible for Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding for 2017/18.

Progression Routes


Pre-Access flowchard

Applied Science and Technology

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 1 9 75

Access to HE Diploma (Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Biomedical Sciences)

Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences)

Access to HE Diploma (Pharmacy and Bio-Medical Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Forensic Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Paramedic Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Radiography)

Access to HE Diploma (Sport Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Computing)

Access to HE Diploma (Engineering) 

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 1 32 276
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Sport 1 9 75
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Sport 1 9 75
Level 2 Award In Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 6 44
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 18 130
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 26 190
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 18 144
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 26 205
Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 26 205

Building and Construction

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 9 75

Access to HE Diploma (Built Environment)

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 32 270
Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 6 44
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 16 109
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 26 198

Business, Administration and Finance

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration and Finance 1 9 75

Access to HE Diploma (Accounting and Finance)

Access to HE Diploma (Business and Law)

Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

Access to HE Diploma (Business and Accounting)

Access to HE Diploma (Digital Marketing and Social Media)

Access to HE Diploma (Fashion Business)

Access to HE Diploma (Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism)

Access to HE Diploma (Trading and Finance)

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration and Finance 1 32 271
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business Administration and Finance 2 16 111
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business Administration and Finance 2 26 189

Creative and Digital

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 1 9 70

Access to HE Diploma (Art and Design)

Access to HE Diploma (Design)

Access to HE Diploma (Creative and Digital Media)

Access to HE Diploma (Fashion)

Access to HE Diploma (Media Studies)

Access to HE Diploma (Media and Cultural Studies)

Access to HE Diploma (Media Communication)

Access to HE Diploma (Fashion Media and Communication)

Access to HE Diploma (Music Technology)

Access to HE Diploma (Music)

Access to HE Diploma (Drama)

Access to HE Diploma (Theatre Arts)

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 1 32 281
Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 2 6 44
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries 2 16 111
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries 2 27 187

Engineering

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 9 75

Access to HE Diploma (Engineering)

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 32 270
Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 6 44
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 16 128
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 26 203

Health and Social Care

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Award in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 1 9 75

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery)

Access to HE Diploma (Health and Human Sciences)

Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)

Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)

Access to HE Diploma (Youth and Community Work)

Access to HE Diploma (Counselling)

Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 1 32 270
Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Early Years 1 9 81
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Early Years 1 32 278
Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 6 44
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 16 125
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 26 200
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 18 144
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 26 205
Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 2 39 309

Humanities and Social Science

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Humanities & Social Science 2 16 117

Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Humanities)

Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)

Access to HE Diploma (Creative Studies)

Access to HE Diploma (Law)

Access to HE Diploma (Teacher Training)

Access to HE Diploma (Primary Teaching)

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Humanities and Social Science 2 25 197

Qualifications in progression

Qualification Level Credits GLH Suitable for progression to
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Progression 2 9 59

All Access to HE Diplomas

OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Progression 2 25 177
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Progression 2 45 331

You may also be interested in our new Level 1 Skills for Professions qualifications, which provide routes to vocational study. Please click here for more information.