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Qualification Guide

We have a wide range of qualifications on offer, but what do they all mean?

The number of qualifications available in post-16 education can often appear bewildering; this outline will give you an idea of the types of qualifications we offer.

Higher Education

Lincoln College offers a range of degree-level qualifications that can lead to rewarding professional careers.

With our Higher Education offering, which ranges from HND to FdSc, up to BSc and BA degrees; you can start your studies with us straight after Year 11 and progress through various courses and levels then leave with a university-level qualification.


A-Levels are a great option for those who enjoy learning in a classroom and who are planning to progress to higher study; they are often the entry route into professional careers.

Standard entry requirements are five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language, with most subjects having additional entry requirements. 

We also offer a pre A-level programme for students who fall short of our entry requirements for A-Levels.  

BTEC/City & Guilds Qualifications

BTECs are work-related qualifications designed to link closely with industry, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through practical work. 

Assessment of your progress is on a continuing basis through coursework only - there are no written exams.

BTEC Level 3 qualifications are recognised by universities and employers as an alternative to studying A-levels, offering practical skills and knowledge that are fully transferable into either the world of employment or further study. 

Please be aware that some of our BTEC courses have different entry requirements depending on the subject area you wish to study; some courses will offer a different  entry level depending on your application assessments. 


Apprenticeships are a training partnership between your employer, the College and you as the apprentice.

Your training programme combines elements that will give you a comprehensive knowledge of your chosen sector.

Your training has a practical focus and relates directly to your job role. As an apprentice you will spend the majority of your time in the workplace where your employer will train you in your job role - your “on-the-job” training.

Depending on the type of apprenticeship you are undertaking you may be required to come to College on a day or block release – your “off -the-job” knowledge training.

National Vocational Qualifications

NVQs are work-related, competence-based qualifications.

NVQs reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ represents; they cover all the main aspects of an occupation.

Like BTEC/City & Guilds Qualifications, NVQs offers qualifications that are required by industry and can lead to work in a particular job or profession


The emphasis of GCSEs is on academic study rather than immediate skills for employment.

GCSEs are particularly popular with recent school leavers who were disappointed with their Year 11 results. 

Functional Skills

All full time students are assessed at the beginning of their programme to check their level in English and Maths.

If the assessment shows that you would benefit from some extra help, this will be arranged as part of your individual learning programme. Functional Skills may be studied at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.

Entry Level

Entry Level and Pre-Entry Level programmes are generally practical based programmes that aim to train students for some form of realistic employment.

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Upcoming Events

Gainsborough College Open Day - Every Wednesday

Just drop in any Wednesday between 9.00am - 4.00pm.

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Year 11 Parents’ Event

If you or your child is looking for professional and technical training for a trade, a place to study A-levels, start an apprenticeship or take a degree course, we’d love you to come along top our Year 11 Parents' Event.

19 September, 2018 – 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lincoln College Open Day

Our open days give prospective students, along with their friends and family, a chance to look around and get a better idea of what our college is like.

10 October, 2018 – 4:30pm - 8:00pm

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