Whether you’re studying to improve your prospects, to upgrade your qualifications, to help you to change your job or simply studying for pleasure, there is a huge array of courses and qualifications on offer to you.
Finding the right course for you
What are you looking to do:
Wakefield College has something for everyone - our aim is to get you started at the right level and on the best route for you.
Finding the right level for you
You may have seen references to ‘levels’ of course, e.g. ‘level 2 course in maths’. These levels are based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). All UK qualifications are given a level numbered 1 - 8, or ‘entry’.
You may be asked to have qualifications at a certain NQF ‘level’ when you apply for work or further study. You can use the table to match your qualification to its level in the National Qualifications Framework.
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.
|Entry||Entry level courses to develop skills and increase confidence|
|Level 1||GCSE** grade D - G, Level 1 certificates|
|Level 2||GCSE** grade A* - C, Level 2 NVQs, Level 2 diplomas|
|Level 3||A Levels**, Level 3 NVQs, Level 3 certificates|
|Level 4||HNCs, Level 4 diplomas|
|Level 5||Foundation degrees, HNDs, Level 5 diplomas|
|Level 6||Bachelor’s degrees (e.g. BA or BSc)|
|Level 7||Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas|
|Level 8||Specialist qualifications such as PhDs (NB not currently offered at Wakefield College)|
** These qualifications are usually part of a full-time study programme for school leavers. Please see individual courses for specific entry requirements.
Advanced Learner Loans
Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?
You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by colleges and training organisations. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying Further Education at Level 3 to 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK Government.
It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,000 a year*.
*For loan applications for courses that commence 1st August 2019 onwards.
Unsure what to do?
If you still have questions or would prefer to have a chat with one of our advisors, give us a call on 01924 789111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers & Educational Guidance
Our Careers Advisors can offer impartial guidance on our full range of courses and career options. To make an appointment please telephone 01924 789113 or email email@example.com.
Get some ideas
Take a look at our Part-time & Professional Course Guide for ideas on part-time, university level and professional qualification courses that are available to 19+ year olds.
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Part-time & Professional Course Guide 2021
The complete course listings for all part-time and professional courses at Wakefield College.
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