Further Education
Our Qualifications Explained

With so many different qualifications available, this page provides a detailed overview of the courses available at Hadlow College and what you can achieve by studying with us.

Foundation Level

These provide a stepping stone to our Level 1 courses and allow students to focus on a specific area; developing their skills and confidence.   All of our courses have the same three sections – personal and social development, vocational skills and functional skills – which give additional communication, numeracy and study skills.

Level 1

Suitable for students with two GCSEs at Grade D-E or a relevant Entry Level 3 qualification, Level 1 courses are usually one year in length and contain some maths and English.  All our Level 1 qualifications have progression routes onto the next level of study (subject to satisfactory performance) and, for many students, these courses offer an ideal opportunity to increase skills, learn in a more hands-on way, and improve future career prospects.

Level 2

Available to students with four GCSEs at Grades C-D, including two in English, maths and science, these courses are equivalent to five GCSEs at Grades A* - C.  They are designed to give direct entry to craft and junior level employment positions within your chosen industry and offer progression onto Level 3 courses.  Typically, our Level 2 qualifications are one year in duration and include some maths and English.

Level 3

Designed as university entrance level qualifications, these courses are typically two years in duration and suitable for students with five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including two in English, maths and/or science.  Where this entry criteria has not quite been met, the College does also offer a 90 credit Diploma option, achievement of this at Merit will allow the student the option of progressing onto the second year of the course. All of our Level 3 qualifications include work experience as a fundamental part of the course and are designed to prepare students for direct entry into employment or enable them to move on to higher education (such as a university-level course). 

A Merit grade on our Level 3 Extended Diploma will give 240 UCAS points, a Distinction 360 UCAS points and a Distinction* 420 UCAS points (the equivalent to three A* grades at A Level).

Related Content

Downloads

Go Back

Latest News

‘The Bigger Picture’: Horticulture and Landscape Conference Welcomes Industry Expert Speakers

Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.

Read More...

Meet Tyler Brabham, ABC Apprentice of the Month!

Posted on 18th April 2017 in Apprenticeships, Horticulture

Tyler Brabham, 20, studying for a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping from Lydd Golf Club is the worthy winner of the latest ABC apprentice of the month award.

Read More...

Events

Open Day at Mottingham (April)

Mottingham Campus

Event date 29th April 2017 at 10:00am
Events

Affiliated Dressage

Event date 30th April 2017 at 12:00am
Equine Management, Events