Level 1 Qualifications include:
Basic general knowledge
GCSE – grade D, E, F or G
level 1 award
level 1 certificate
level 1 diploma
level 1 ESOL
level 1 essential skills
level 1 functional skills
level 1 national vocational qualification (NVQ)
music grades 1, 2 and 3
What is a Level 1 Qualification and how does it compare?
We can compare level one qualifications by grouping together the different types of UK qualifications available currently with those also issued in the past. The level 1 qualification list includes Vocational Qualifications Level 1, GCSEs (grade D–G), ESOL skills for life, Foundation Diplomas (England), functional skills Level 1 (England) (English, mathematics & ICT), Essential Skills Qualifications (NI) and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Foundation.
In Scotland, Education levels are different with level 1 equivalent to level 4 which includes National 4, Intermediate 1, SVQ 1, NPA, National Certificate / Award.
In the Republic of Ireland level 1 qualifications are equivalent to the level 3 which includes the Level 3 Certificate and the Junior Certificate.
In mainland Europe, level 1 qualifications are equivalent to European Qualifications Framework Level 2.