Specialist qualifications such as PhDs
Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas
Bachelor’s degrees (e.g. BA or BSc)
Foundation degrees, HNDs, Level 5 diplomas
HNCs, Level 4 diplomas
Courses at Level 4 and above are generally considered to be Higher Education courses
A Levels, Level 3 NVQs, Level 3 certificates
GCSE grade A* - C, Level 2 NVQs, Level 2 diplomas
GCSE grade D - G, Level 1 certificates
Entry level courses to develop skills and increase confidence
Please see individual courses for specific entry requirements
Wakefield College has something for everyone - our aim is to get you started at the right level and on the best route for you.
The table opposite shows examples of the qualifications gained at each level, course entry requirements normally require you to hold a qualification at the level below the qualification you are applying for.
We do look at everyone individually and you may have different skills, interests, experiences or qualifications to offer. We will ensure that we will advise you on the best route for you.
Our Jargon Buster is here to help make sense of some of the initials and tricky terms you may encounter while reading through this website.
If there’s anything else you don’t understand, please don’t hesitate to ask us when you enquire for more details or come in for an interview.