Level 2 Diplomas Explained

Level 2 Transition Year: Applied Diplomas or Certificates

These one-year programmes, unique to sixth-form providers, have an emphasis on applied learning and opportunities for direct employment sector experience. This includes work placements. Expectations to achieve success in the year will be high, with an emphasis on developing a range of skills to help you be effective in the workplace and take on the challenge of Level 3 study. There is a clear progression route to the Level 3 Diplomas offered at Long Road.

This full programme of study can be taken alongside GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English. In order to provide sufficient focus on obtaining at least Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English students taking both these are likely to follow a Level 2 Certificate programme rather than a Diploma.

Please click here to see a full list of Level 2 Diplomas currently on offer to our students.

Minimum Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English Language. 

Students enrolling on these courses who have not achieved Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these qualifications as part of their study programme. 

Your Future

Level 2 Diplomas and Certificates give you an alternative pathway to Level 3 study, apprenticeships and employment with training. Many students progress to Level 3 study at Long Road.