Level 7 Qualifications
Highly specialised knowledge, some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in a field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking and/or research Critical awareness of knowledge issues in a field and at the interface between different fields
integrated master’s degree, for example master of engineering (MEng)
level 7 award
level 7 certificate
level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
master’s degree, for example master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)
postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)
What is a Level 7 Qualification and how does it compare?
We can compare level seven qualifications by grouping together the different types of UK qualifications available currently with those also issued in the past. The level 7 qualification list includes integrated master’s degree, for example master of engineering (MEng), level 7 award, level 7 certificate, level 7 diploma, level 7 NVQ, master’s degree (eg: master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)), postgraduate certificate, postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and the postgraduate diploma.
In Scotland, Education levels are different with level 7 equivalent to level 11 which includes Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Professional, Apprenticeship, SVQ 5, PDA, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificate / Award.
In the Republic of Ireland level 7 qualifications are equivalent to the level 9 which includes Master’s Degree and the Postgraduate Diploma.
In mainland Europe, level 7 qualifications are equivalent to European Qualifications Framework Level 7.