Levels explained

6

3rd/final year of a degree
A (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

5

2nd year of a degree; BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons)
HND/Foundation Degree
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

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

3

Level 3 Diploma
CACHE Diploma
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
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

Introductory Diploma
CACHE Introductory Diploma
NVQ Level 1

Typical entry requirements:
Entry level 3 certificate or GCSEs grade D-G including English and maths
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

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