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What is the difference between a Certificate and a Diploma?

Nearly all of our courses offer multiple Diplomas, single Diplomas or Certificates.

A Diploma is made up of several single modules and is required to be more than 370 guided learning hours (GLH) to qualify as a Diploma.

A Certificate is made up of fewer single modules and is required to be between 121-369 GLH to qualify as a Certificate.

There are Level 2 Diplomas and Certificates which are GCSE/Intermediate level.

There are Level 3 Diplomas and Certificates which are A Level/Advanced level.

Level 4 Diplomas are Foundation Degree standard.