Our qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Qualifications at the same level are a similar level of difficulty, but the size and content of the qualifications can vary.

Foundation programmes

The Level 3 qualifications improve subject knowledge and study skills, and prepare learners for undergraduate course at UK universities.

Undergraduate programmes

The Level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

Year 1 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree

Year 2 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree

Year 3 (Final year) of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate diplomas are taught courses at level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - the same level as Masters degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Masters or MBA.


Specialist qualifications

In order for centres to apply to deliver a specialist qualification, additional requirements must be in place as indicated for each qualification.

Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies

Centres wishing to offer this qualification must become an OTHM approved delivery centre. In addition to meeting centre approval requirements for Ofqual regulated qualifications, centres must also meet the JCCP premises standards as a minimum JCCP_Premises_Standards_Terms_of_Reference and are encouraged to apply for membership of the JCCP.

Occupational Health and Safety

To be eligible to apply to deliver the following qualifications

The Centre must provide evidence that staff hold as a minimum:

  • IOSH Graduate
  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety


University programmes

As our qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to top-up degree and masters programmes at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing. Successful completion of certain diplomas will also allow learners to join the following top-up programmes: