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Level 2 English and Mathematics equivalences

We accept the qualifications listed below as suitable Level 2 literacy and numeracy equivalences.

If you are currently taking or have achieved one of these qualifications, please list them on your UCAS application.

If you took your English and Maths at Level 2 outside of the UK, please list the qualifications that you have taken. We may ask you to upload these to your application for assessment. Please contact our International Admissions Team for more details.

Literacy

Accepted qualification

Accepted minimum grade

A-level

C

Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education

40%

CSE English

1

GCSE English Language or English Literature

C

Key Skills Level 2 Communication

Pass

Functional Skills Level 2 in English

Pass

NVQ Level 2 English

Pass

IGCSE English - First language (Syllabus 0500 or 0522)

C

IGCSE English - Second language (Syllabus 0510 or 0511)

C

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

4

International Baccalaureate Standard Level English Language/English Literature

S5

Level 1/Level 2 Certificates 

C

Level 2 Essential Skills Communication (Northern Ireland)

Pass

Standard Grade in English (Scotland)

3

National 5 in English (Scotland)

C

Level 2 Essential Skills Communication (Wales)

Pass

O Level English Language or Literature

Pass

UK Ordinary or Honours Bachelor's degree

Pass

UK Master's degree

Pass

Numeracy

Accepted qualification

Accepted minimum grade

Access to HE Diploma (12 Level 2 Credits) up to and including 2014 only

Pass

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Mathematical Skills

C

A-level in a relevant subject (e.g. Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Design and Technology, or Psychology)

C

Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education

40%

City & Guilds Adult Numeracy (up to and including 2012)

Pass

CSE Mathematics

1

Free Standing Maths qualification

C

WJEC GCSE in Mathematics: Numeracy

C

Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics

Pass

GCSE Application in Mathematics & GCSE Methods in Mathematics 

C

GCSE Arithmetic

C

IGCSE Mathematics

C

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

4

Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number

Pass

NVQ Level 2 Mathematics

Pass

O Level Mathematics or Arithmetic

Pass

Open University Y182 - Starting with Maths

Pass

RSA Numeracy Level II

Pass

Essential Skills Level 2 Application of Number

Pass

Standard Grade in Mathematics (Scotland)

3

National 5 in Mathematics (Scotland)

C

Essential Skills Level 2 Application of Number (Wales)

Pass

International Baccalaureate Mathematics or Mathematical Studies (Standard Level)

S5

UK Ordinary or Honours Bachelor's degree

Pass

UK Master's degree

Pass