Last updated: 14 November 2022
Next review: 14 November 2023
Applied general qualifications are for students who want a broad study of a specific vocational area. They cover a wide range of subject areas, from applied science, business, and health and social care, to accountancy and horticulture. Examples include: some Pearson BTEC and some Cambridge Technical, WJEC Diploma, AQA Certificate, NCFE Applied and many others.
Duration: 2 years
Start date: September
Assessment: Course work and exams
Level of study: Level 3
Where will I study: School sixth form, sixth form college, further education college
Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grades 4 to 9
Work experience: Course dependent
Awards UCAS points: Yes
What does it leads to: University/college, higher level or degree apprenticeship, work
Find out more: For more detailed information about Applied General qualifications visit the career pilot website.
For a full list of qualifications, discount codes and point scores visit the GOV.UK website.
How to apply: Go to individual school sixth form and college websites. Search for courses on the National careers service website.