Understanding the Level
All our qualifications have a Level. This Level is a guide to the overall difficulty of the units it contains. It also indicates what you will have to know, understand or be able to do to pass the qualification.
These qualifications are suitable if you are working or will be working unsupervised. They will either qualify you to work with children and young people or will complement a wider programme of training, such as apprenticeships.
There are also a wide range of professional development qualifications (CPD) at this Level, to support professional practice and enhance career development.
At Level 3 you should be able to use your knowledge, skills and judgement to initiate and complete semi-complex tasks and procedures (within limits). This includes being able to address problems with a level of independence. You also need to be aware of different viewpoints or approaches within your area of study or work.