Diplomas are educational programmes offering realistic learning about key employment sectors.
The Foundation Diploma (level one)
This is equivalent to up to five GCSE D to G grades and can lead on to level two qualifications or employment.
The Higher Diploma (level two)
This is equivalent to up to seven GCSE A* to C grades and can lead on to level three qualifications, an apprenticeship or employment.
The Advanced Diploma (level three)
This is equivalent to 3.5 A levels or 420 UCAS points and can lead on to higher education or employment.
What Diploma programmes include
All Diploma programmes include:
- principal learning which develops knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for the sector
- specialist or additional learning, which each student can choose from a range of qualifications to suit their own interests and aspirations
- functional skills and personal, learning and thinking skills which develop your ability to work in employment settings and for further study
- project work which involves independent research and enquiry
- a minimum of ten days' work experience.
Benefits of a Diploma
Completion of a Diploma will lead to a wide range of options, including:
- higher education degree programmes.
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