In order to understand what is meant by a Level 7 Qualification, we must first understand the UK system of classification of Qualifications.
Most qualifications in the UK follow the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). As there are many different awarding bodies in the UK, offering various different qualifications on a multitude of subjects, the RQF was created to provide a consistent framework for UK qualifications.
It directs the creation of courses, helping to keep them consistent by providing guidance on what any given qualification should be classified as, and governing what level award they provide.
Under the RQF, the UK has nine bands of Qualification award Levels – entry level, and levels 1 to 8. Nearly all types of qualifications will fall under one of these bands, from PHD’s, which are level 8 qualifications, through to your old school music exams, which could have earned you up to a level 3 depending on grade!