Level UK, as the accredited training provider for Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Awarding Bodies, plays a crucial role in one of the official National Qualification Frameworks in the United Kingdom.
The RQF operates across entry levels 1 to 3 and levels 1 to 8, aligning with both the UK Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the European Qualifications Framework.
The flexibility and global recognition of our qualifications are made possible by the National Qualification Framework and the RQF’s ability to transcend boundaries.
Additionally, Level UK’s affiliation with the London Academy of Sciences (LAS) and collaboration with the Swiss Institute of Management & Innovation (SIMI) further enhance the quality and global relevance of our programs.
The London Academy of Sciences is a UK-registered institution that holds the UK Register of Learning Providers number 10087255 and meets the guidelines set forth by the UK government’s ESFA – the Education and Skills Funding Agency. LAS is a member of European Education Holdings (EEH).
Frequently asked questions
Qualifications typically come with a difficulty level, and the rule of thumb is that the higher the level, the more challenging the qualification becomes. In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, there are a total of 9 qualification levels, starting from Entry Level, followed by Levels 1 through 8, with the highest being Level 8.
Level UK serves as the accredited training provider for Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Programs and Awarding Bodies. The RQF holds a significant position as one of the official National Qualification Frameworks in the United Kingdom.
The “Level Qualification” is anchored in the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), with its classification determined by both size and the degree of challenge or difficulty it presents.
The RQF, situated as one of England’s official National Qualification Frameworks, establishes the standards and criteria for qualifications in the United Kingdom.
In the UK, the recognition of the Level qualification hinges on its acknowledgment by Ofqual UK. All programs and qualifications offered by Level UK hold full accreditation and recognition from Ofqual UK.
The “Level Qualification” is grounded in the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), an integral part of the official National education framework in the UK. This advanced system is meticulously designed to uphold the quality of teaching and learning, ensuring recognition and transferability of credits.
The Level qualification seamlessly aligns with other National education frameworks and education systems both within the UK and globally. This compatibility enhances the marketability of RQF (Level) qualifications, facilitating easy recognition in the job market and academic spheres. It simplifies processes for students, enabling smooth job applications, transfers to equivalent positions abroad, or transitions and top-ups to other education systems worldwide.
The RQF demonstrates its versatility through compatibility with various frameworks:
- FHEQ (Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies) in the UK
- European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
- ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
- Africa Qualification Framework (AQF)
Level UK offers specialized programs across various levels:
- Level 3 Qualifications:
- Equivalent to A Level, O Level, and T Level
- Enhances subject knowledge and study skills
- Prepares learners for undergraduate courses at UK universities
- Business and Management:
- Spans from Level 3 to Level 8 (Doctoral Level)
- Accounting and Finance:
- Encompasses Level 3 to Level 7 (Master Level)
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
- Ranges from Level 3 to Level 7 (Master Level)
- Education and Training:
- Encompasses Level 3 to Level 7 (Master Level)
- Information Technology:
- Covers Level 3 to Level 7 (Master Level)
- Hospitality Management and Tourism:
- Spans from Level 3 to Level 7 (Master Level)
This diverse range of specialized programs reflects Level UK’s commitment to providing education tailored to various fields and academic levels, catering to the needs and aspirations of learners across different disciplines.
All training activities are executed by the officially authorized Practice and Preparation Provider (PPP) affiliated with both the London Academy of Sciences and SIMI Swiss on a global scale.
Depending on the program, upon the completion of the training process, students have the option to undergo focused exams aligned with Level UK’s global exam schedule or submit papers as per Level UK’s guidance.
The content of training, test objectives, and test papers are kept confidential and disclosed solely before the test date. Learners are expected to demonstrate:
- Comprehensive theoretical understanding
- Proficiency in understanding learning outcomes
- The ability to apply knowledge to real-world scenarios
This rigorous evaluation process ensures that students not only grasp theoretical concepts but also can effectively apply their knowledge in practical situations.
Being an advanced training and examining system rooted in the British educational landscape, the Level UK system serves to assist learners in several key ways:
- Alignment with Labor Market Requirements:
- Ensures that the teaching and learning process caters to the demands of the labor market.
- Adherence to Outcome Standards:
- Ensures that the teaching and learning process meets required outcome standards aligned with global industry norms.
- Workplace Recognition:
- Qualifications are easily recognized in the workplace.
- Global Recognition:
- Qualifications are acknowledged and understood when utilized in countries outside the UK, enhancing their global recognition and comparability.
- Recognition at Each Learning Stage:
- Recognized at every stage of the learning journey.
- Unlimited Transferability:
- Enables unlimited transfer through accredited and recognized education systems, especially those applying the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
The Level UK system, therefore, functions as a comprehensive and globally recognized framework that ensures the relevance, quality, and transferability of qualifications for learners at various stages of their educational journey.
The conversion of all qualifications into Levels offers a distinct advantage for employers, as it provides a standardized measure of capabilities, training processes, values, and degrees across a multitude of diverse education systems worldwide. This Level system proves particularly advantageous for employers engaged in recruiting employees from various countries and candidates with diverse educational backgrounds. It streamlines the evaluation process, ensuring a clearer understanding of the qualifications and facilitating more informed decisions in a global recruitment context.
How do Level UK programs meet labor market needs and real-world work demands?
Find out needs and requirements from the industry
Level UK adheres to industry requirements from UK competencies and industry standards; guidelines of Ofqual and the British government for the formulation of the program.
Receive ideas and improve
Through members of the London Academy of Sciences, Level UK receives input from experts and workers to ensure the program meets academic requirements and practical work requirements.
Ensuring transfer opportunities
Level UK works with partners to ensure that national qualifications are transferred to traditional education systems in the UK and other education systems.
Develope programs with awarding bodies
Level UK works with our Awarding bodies partners to select or design programs as required by the Ofqual requiremenets and UK National qualification framework.
Ensure accreditation and recognition
Level UK guarantees the program to be recognized by Ofqual. In the UK, the Level RQF qualification is only recognized if Ofqual accredits it.
Ensuring job opportunities
Level UK works with InterIntern (a member of EEH) to ensure qualifications are recognized, with priority given to employment when students complete the program and enter the labor market.
The important of Qualifications based on the RQF national qualifications framework
Level UK programs and qualifications adhere to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), overseen by Ofqual in England and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. The RQF is a recognized National Qualifications Framework in the United Kingdom and holds national recognition.
The RQF Qualification (Level UK qualification) aligns with and is equivalent to:
- The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) for all qualifications in Wales regulated by Qualifications Wales.
- The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for all qualifications in Scotland.
- The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (FHEQ) for qualifications awarded by bodies across the United Kingdom.
The RQF Qualifications possess the capability to be equivalent and transcend boundaries, ensuring that all Level UK Qualifications are recognized not only in the United Kingdom but also globally.
In the European context, the RQF national qualifications frameworks of the UK and Ireland align with two overarching qualifications frameworks: The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (FQ-EHEA), commonly known as the Bologna Framework.