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What are the entry requirements to register for a vocational qualification?

The Open University's mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. Normally our vocational qualifications have no formal entry requirements, in relation to prior qualifications. However we recommend you check the qualification you are interested in for more details. To successfully complete a vocational qualification it is essential that you  are currently working in a relevant position in the sector you wish to undertake a qualification.
 
This means you do not have to complete a Level 2 qualification before you move onto a Level 3 qualification, for example.  The most important thing is that the job you do must be varied enough to fulfil the requirements of each of the units within your qualification. The mandatory units within each qualification confirm the tasks and functions you must be performing to complete the vocational qualification.
 
In order to determine whether our qualifications are right for you, please refer to our website at www.open.ac.uk/vq for more specific information about qualification structures.

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