In the UK, Level 3 qualifications are intermediate-level qualifications that are broadly equivalent to A-levels and are typically taken after the completion of secondary education (GCSEs). Level 3 qualifications are a part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and are recognized by employers and universities.
Examples of Level 3 qualifications include:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
- Advanced Diplomas
- BTEC Nationals
- NVQ Level 3
- City and Guilds Level 3
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
These qualifications typically require a high level of academic knowledge and skills, and can provide students with the knowledge and qualifications needed to progress to higher education or to enter the workforce at a more advanced level.