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Innovate Awarding offers a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications, regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). These qualifications are suitable for a diverse range of learners, and can be specifically targeted to learners’ needs at all levels, from basic and life skills to fully competent in vocational contexts.

Innovate Awarding qualifications are flexible and responsive to individual learner needs and meet current standards required in certain sectors and occupations. Our regulated qualifications are recognised by many employers and professional membership bodies. We strive towards meeting industry standards in a challenging and competitive marketplace.

Qualifications enable employers and learners to have confidence that a standard of knowledge and competence has been achieved and recognised by an independent awarding body.  Certification bearing the Ofqual logo gives that process an assurance of quality and recognition.

 

Compare different qualification levels

Regulated qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are either in the:

  • Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

The table shows how the most common qualifications compare. The levels show how difficult a qualification is.

There’s no simple comparison for NVQ levels 4 and 5*.

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LEVEL RQF EXAMPLES FHEQ EXAMPLES
Entry 1 to 3 Entry level certificate
Entry level Skills for Life
Entry level award, certificate and diploma
Entry level Functional Skills
Entry level Foundation Learning
 
Level 1 GCSE (grades D-G)
Key Skills level 1
NVQ level 1
Skills for Life level 1
Foundation diploma
BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 1
Foundation Learning level 1
Functional Skills level 1
OCR National    
 
Level 2 GCSE (grades A*-C)
Key Skills level 2
NVQ level 2
Skills for Life level 2
Higher diploma
BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 2
Functional Skills level 2
 
Level 3 AS and A level
Advanced Extension Award
Cambridge International award
International Baccalaureate
Key Skills level 3
NVQ level 3
Advanced diploma
Progression diploma
BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 3
BTEC National
OCR National
Cambridge National
 
Level 4 Certificate of higher education
Key Skills level 4
NVQ level 4
BTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 4
Certificate of higher education
HNC
Level 5 HND
NVQ level 4
Higher diploma
BTEC Professional award, certificate and diploma level 5
HNC
Diploma of higher education
Diploma of further education
Foundation degree
HND
Level 6 Diploma of higher education
Diploma of further education
Foundation degree
HND
Bachelor’s degree
Graduate certificate
Graduate diploma
Level 7 BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7
Fellowship and fellowship diploma
Postgraduate certificate
Postgraduate diploma
NVQ level 5
BTEC Advanced Professional award, certificate and diploma level 7
Master’s degree
Postgraduate certificate
Postgraduate diploma
Level 8 NVQs level 5
Vocational qualifications level 8
Doctorate

 

 

 

Units

Did you know that Innovate Awarding offer units within our qualifications as standalone products? Units are charged at £12.50 each (irrespective of their credit value, size or level).

Many of the units we offer are funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) when delivered to learners that are unemployed or individuals that are part of the ‘Offender Learning and Skills Service’ (OLASS). More information on eligibility can be found on our funding page

Breakdown of units available for funding in the 15/16 year

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