Further and higher education courses and qualifications

Functional skills, essential digital skills, qualifications eligible for funding, what qualification levels mean and checking a university is recognised. 


  1. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

  2. Career skills and training

    Find courses and training online with the National Careers Service and get advice on funding the costs of learning

  3. Check if a university or college is officially recognised

    Recognised bodies, listed bodies, recognised universities, accredited higher learning institutions, bogus degrees

  4. Further education courses and funding

    Find and apply for a further or adult education course and work out what financial help you can get

  5. Mature students: university and funding

    Funding and university courses for mature students - entry requirements, find courses, student finance

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Find out if you need an ATAS certificate
  2. Studying in the UK: guidance for EU students
  3. Ask Ofqual - common questions answered
  4. 16 to 19 funding: maths and English condition of funding
  5. NHS Bursary Scheme rules 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2019
  2. National achievement rates tables: transparency data
  3. Graduate outcomes (LEO): 2017 to 2018
  4. Vocational qualifications dataset
  5. Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020
  2. Legal establishment and location of awarding organisations
  3. Moderation and verification of centre assessment judgements
  4. Guided learning in Functional Skills
  5. National retraining scheme
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. End point assessment quality assurance report: 2018 to 2019
  2. Non-GCSE qualifications in England: key stage 4 entries and absence and exclusions outcomes
  3. Students and qualifications at level 3 and below in England
  4. nucleargraduates: 10 years of achievement
  5. Graduate Outcomes (LEO): international outcomes 2006 to 2016
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