UNDERSTANDING CITY & GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS

NQF / QCF… Levels

City & Guilds qualifications (examples)

Regional qualifications*

UK and general qualifications
(approximate equivalent)

8

City & Guilds Fellowship (FCGI)

 

Doctoral

7

City & Guilds Membership (MCGI)
ILM Fellowship (FInstILM)
Master Professional Diploma
ILM Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Executive Management

 

Master’s Degree

Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate

6

City & Guilds Graduateship (GCGI)
ILM Membership (MInstILM)

Broadly equivalent to each of the three years of undergraduate education

 

Bachelor’s Degree

5

Level 5 Vocational Awards
IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma
Full Technological Diploma
ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management

 

Higher National Diploma
Foundation Degree
Diplomas of Higher and Further Education

4

Level 4 Vocational Qualification
Higher Professional Diploma
City & Guilds Licentiateship (LCGI)
ILM Level 4 Certificate in Management

 

Certificate of Higher Education
Higher National Certificate

3

IVQ Technician Diploma
IVQ Advanced Diploma
Level 3 Vocational Awards
ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management
Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Proficiency*

A Level

 

2

IVQ Technician Certificate
IVQ Diploma
Level 2 Vocational Awards

NVQ/CVQ Level 2*
CSEC I – III*

GCSE A - C

1

IVQ Certificate
Introductory Awards
Level 1 Vocational Awards

NVQ/CVQ Level 1*
CSEC IV – VI*

GCSE D – G

… National Qualifications Framework and Qualifications and Credit Framework in England
* Nearest Comparable Level


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