These qualifications are designed for learners aged 19 and above. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications.
However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 3 qualification. Centres are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications are appropriate for the age and ability of learners.
In certain circumstances, individuals with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.