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Entry requirements

Which is the right Level or qualification for me?

Advice & Guidance

Level 3 Certificate in Advice & Guidance
At Level 3 learners will be:

  • giving advice & guidance in person, writing or telephone

Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance
At Level 4 learners will be:

  • giving in depth advice & guidance
  • managing their own caseload of clients
  • operating within a network of Advice & Guidance providers

Business & Administration

Level 2 Certificate in Business & Administration
At Level 2 learners will be:

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Do I need to complete a Level 2 qualification before I register for a Level 3 and so on?

Our vocational qualifications have no formal entry requirements and this includes any previous Levels of vocational qualifications however it is imperative you are currently working in a relevant position in the sector you wish to undertake a qualification.

The most important thing to recognise is that the job you do must be varied enough to enable you to fulfil the requirements of each of your qualification units. Please also see ‘Which is the right Level or qualification for me?'

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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.
 
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