How University top-up degrees work

Williams Global Learning students can progress onto a University programme either to join at Undergraduate entry level, usually on completion of a Level 3 programme, or onto a “top-up” Degree, depending on the level of their completed Ofqual programme. These level equivalencies can be viewed on our ‘Course Levels Explained‘ page. Generally, Level 3 is Undergraduate entry, Level 4 first year Degree, Level 5 second year Degree, Level 6 Graduate level and Level 7 Post Graduate level.

University Top-up courses require you to have a qualification in a relevant subject. Your chosen course should be closely tied to your previous qualification. However, it does not have to be the same subject. In many cases, if you have studied your level 3/4/5/6 or 7 qualifications in English, an IELTS may not be required. There is a wide range of flexibility, allowing our students to have a plethora of career or completion prospects upon graduation from Williams Global Learning courses. Universities will generally look at your broader experiences and motivations as well as formal qualifications

All of the academic courses offered by Williams Global Learning are Ofqual approved, and universities will generally accept the credits awarded to students. Students should make it clear to the University that the qualification is OFQUAL RQF validated at the stated level/credit value. Williams Global Learning can provide students with the requisite Ofqual documentation and transcript. Alternatively, students can visit the Ofqual website to confirm the qualification. Each University will consider an application on its merits subject to their own specific entry requirements.

Progression routes

On completion of an Williams Global Learning course, students have the following options available to them:

Study FULL TIME or PART TIME on campus in the UK for top-up courses or direct entry to university

Most Universities will accept Ofqual credits for advanced entry. Therefore students can choose their own University to study full time for a shorter period. Many Universities will also offer part time study programmes either as day release or evening study. Some may also offer weekend workshops. Please check this with your preferred University. (Click here to Find a University). Students should understand that these are general guidelines. Students should always check the requirements with their preferred University or local University Agent if they intend to apply. Many Universities operate part time/evening provision, and students should check possibilities with their preferred Universities first.