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All LAMDA Exams have official accreditation as part of the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This framework organises qualifications at a range of levels and across a range of disciplines into a single standardised structure. Within this structure, each qualification has a specific value. The idea is that learners can gain qualifications at their own pace and along flexible routes – standardisation means that the value of assorted qualifications can be instantly appreciated by a potential employer or admissions officer.
The QCF arranges qualifications into 8 levels of difficulty. GCSEs (grades A*–C) are at Level 2 and A Levels are at Level 3. A PhD (doctorate) is at Level 8. LAMDA Exam levels are in line with the QCF levels.
The QCF also arranges qualifications into three sizes:
The size of a qualification is determined not by its difficulty but by how long it takes to complete.
So here is how LAMDA Exams look within the context of the QCF:
QCF Level LAMDA Level LAMDA Exam Size
Entry Entry Entry Award
Level 1 Level 1 Grade 1 Award
Grade 2 Award
Grade 3 Award
Level 2 Level 2 Grade 4 Award
Grade 5 Award
Level 3 Level 3 Grade 6 Certificate
Grade 7 Certificate
Grade 8 Certificate