There are three levels of study at Huddersfield New College

 

LEVEL 1

Level 1 is Foundation Level. On successful completion, students are ready to progress to Level 2 courses.

Level 1 Course

Assessment

Value after one year of study

Foundation Diploma

100% Coursework

A Pass gives access to a Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma

 


LEVEL 2

Level 2 is Intermediate Level.  On successful completion, students are ready to progress to Level 3 courses.

Level 2 Course

Assessment

Value after one year of study

GCSE

Mostly by examination

1 GCSE

Extended Certificate

Mostly by coursework/some examination

3 GCSEs

First Diploma

All by coursework

4 GCSEs

 


LEVEL 3

Level 3 is Advanced Level.  On successful completion, students are ready to progress to Higher Education or employment.

 

Level 3 Course

Assessment

Value after one year of study

Value after two years of study

 A Level

Mostly by examination

Nil

1 A Level

Btec Certificate/ Extended Certificate

By coursework

Certificate:

 

0.5 A Level

Extended Certificate:

1 A Level

Btec Extended Certificate /Diploma

By coursework

Extended Certificate:

1 A Level

Diploma:

 

2 A levels

Btec Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma

By coursework

Foundation Diploma: 1.5 A Levels

Extended Diploma:

3 A Levels

 


CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF COURSES FOR YOU

At Level 3, you can choose any combination of courses, equivalent to at least 3 A levels after two years of study.  This combination could be 3 A Levels or a 3 A level vocational equivalent course (the Btec Extended Diploma) or a mix of A Level and Btec qualifications.

To illustrate:

A Level History: A Level English Literature: A Level French (3 A Levels)

A Level English Language: Diploma in Performing Arts (3 A Level equivalent)

Extended Certificate in Science: Diploma in Health and Social Care (3 A Level equivalent)

Your interests and career aspirations will help to determine which combination of courses are best for you. There will be advice and support available during our Open Events. Further advice and support will be available during your admissions interview.