Studying at Chichester College for 19+

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications available at different levels. From University foundation degree courses to Diplomas, we're here to help you take that next step.

Which type of course is right for me?

For some courses, you will need to start studying at level 1 or 2 in order to get all the background knowledge and skills you need to progress, for example in the construction trades. For other courses, as long as you have achieved a certain level of qualification, e.g. GCSEs at grade C, you can go on to higher qualifications such as a Level 3 Diploma.

If your goal is to go to university, then you will need a certain number of UCAS points to apply. These points can be gained on most Level 3 qualifications, such as Diplomas or A levels. However, if you want to study at university level but would prefer not to study at a university itself, then Chichester College offers courses which are equivalent to the first two years of a university degree, for example Level 5 HNDs or Foundation Degrees.

If you're still unsure, don't worry. Our friendly Admissions Team are always available for advice and guidance

Example Qualifications and Levels

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6/7
  GCSEs AS/A Levels   HND/HNC  
Certificates/ Diplomas
Certificates/ Diplomas Certificates/ Diplomas   Foundation Degrees
  Apprenticeships Apprenticeships Apprenticeships

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NVQ Level 1
NVQ Level 2
NVQ Level 3
NVQ Level 4
NVQ Level 5