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Course Level Progression

Most of the qualifications studied at Ashford College have a difficulty level. The higher the level, the more difficult the qualification is.

Below is our Course Level Progression Chart.

Course Level Progression Chart

Higher Education
Level 8: Doctorate (PhD)
Level 7: Masters Degree (MA, MSc, MPhil), Top-Up Degree (BA Hons/BSc Hons)
Level 6: University Degree (BA Hons, BSc Hons, BEd Hons)
Level 5: University Degree (BA Hons, BSc Hons, BEd Hons), Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc), HND
Level 4: University Degree (BA Hons, BSc Hons, BEd Hons), Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc), HNC

Further Education
Level 3: A-Level, Level 3 Qualification
Level 2: GCSE (Grades A*-C/9-4), Level 2 Qualification
Level 1: GCSE (Grades D-G/3-1), Level 1 Qualification
Entry Level: Key Stage 3, Entry Level 3 Qualification (Foundation)