Level 5 & 7 qualifications are rated on the national Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) which is a national system of standardising accreditation quality. Level 5 is rated at Undergraduate Degree level. Level 7 is rated at Master’s Degree level. We find that for most people in their late 20s and beyond that Level 7 is most appropriate. The course content is identical for both however the Level 7 assessment is more in-depth.
Please note that you cannot switch from Level 5 to Level 7 qualifications. We therefore normally recommend participants go for Level 7 qualifications as they are more highly rated by clients and employers.