Compare qualifications.

Supplytrain is working on a prototype tool that will allow post-16 qualifications to be more easily compared.

Qualifications should be easy to compare

Vocational education is not well understood by young people, business owners or even careers advisors in schools.

With the introduction of T Levels, it is vital that a simplified comparison tool is developed to help compare qualifications by size, level and type, so that young people can make more informed decisions that will set them on the right path to a fulfilling career.

Our prototype

Our prototype will use a simple graphical representation to show:

  • Type
    Is it vocational, academic, workbased?
  • Size
    Measured by total qualification time
  • Level
    Difficulty of programme

What's in a BTEC?

Did you know that there are 90 regulated qualifications with the words BTEC and Engineering in their title.

One of these qualification is worth half a low grade (Level 1) GCSE, another is a 2-year Level 5 HND course. The most common are Level 3, but the ‘size’ varies enormously with the longest qualification taking over 10 times the length of the shortest.

This is where we are looking to innovate and help people more easily compare qualifications in the future. 

Who is supporting us?

Swindon & Wiltshire LEP logo
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