Level 5 Qualifications
Comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge
diploma of higher education (DipHE)
higher national diploma (HND)
level 5 award
level 5 certificate
level 5 diploma
level 5 NVQ
What is a Level 5 Qualification and how does it compare?
We can compare level five qualifications by grouping together the different types of UK qualifications available currently with those also issued in the past. The level 5 qualification list includes diploma of higher education (DipHE), foundation degree, higher national diploma (HND), level 5 award, level 5 certificate, level 5 diploma and level 5 NVQ.
In Scotland, Education levels are different with level 5 equivalent to levels 8 and 9 which includes Bachelor’s/Ordinary Degrees, Technical Apprenticeship, PDA, SVQ 4, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates, Higher National Diploma (HND), Diplomas of Higher Education, (DipHE), Technical Apprenticeship, PDA and SVQ 4.
In the Republic of Ireland level 5 qualifications are equivalent to the level 7 and the Ordinary Bachelor Degree.
In mainland Europe, level 5 qualifications are equivalent to European Qualifications Framework Level 5.