Further and higher education courses and qualifications

Degrees, diplomas, funding, 16 to 19 study programmes, conditions of funding, component levels, course directory, what qualification levels mean.


  1. What qualification levels mean

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

  2. Check if a university or college is officially recognised

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

  3. Career skills and training

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

  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. 16 to 19 funding: maths and English condition of funding
  2. Educational Psychology Funded Training Scheme
  3. Qualifications: eligible for public funding
  4. Advanced learner loans qualifications catalogue
  5. Functional skills subject content: mathematics
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Research and statistics

  1. Equality and diversity
  2. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2017
  3. Vocational qualifications dataset
  4. Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: April to June 2018
  5. Improving engagement and attainment in maths and English courses
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level
  2. Implementation of Technical Qualifications
  3. Ofqual’s approach to regulating Technical Qualifications
  4. Implementing functional skills reform
  5. Implementation of T Level programmes
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. nucleargraduates: 10 years of achievement
  2. Graduate Outcomes (LEO): international outcomes 2006 to 2016
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