Course Levels

At Yeovil College, we will work with you to ensure that you are offered a course appropriate to your abilities, skills and career aspirations. We start at Entry Level study programmes, through to Level 7, which means we have a course and a progression route, which is right for you, regardless of your previous grades and experience. Once you have completed, you can progress to the next level at Yeovil College or our University Centre.


 Which Level is best for me?

Your level is determined by the grades you achieve at GCSE. Sometimes, you will not be able to start at a higher level until you have mastered the core skills required at year 1, in subject areas such as Construction and Engineering.

If you do not achieve the grades you had expected, you will be able to start at a slightly lower level and progress through the levels to ultimately achieve your career aspirations.

Course Level Grade Former GCSE Grades Number of GCSEs
3 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 A* – C 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
2 3, 2, 1 D – G 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above
1 U U No qualifications



When you successfully complete your Level 3 course with us, we will guaranteed you a place on one of our degree-level programmes within the Yeovil College University Centre.