There are so many different qualifications out there and they are changing all the time. This can make helping your child choose their education pathway very difficult. In order to make your life a bit easier, we have tried to simplify all the options. The diagram at the very bottom of the page shows all the different qualifications available to children in Scotland and the one above shows those available to children in the rest of the UK.

Follow the links in the diagram or those down the right hand side of the page to find out more about each individual qualification. If you want to better understand the weighting of different qualifications and how they relate to each other, see our page on educational levels.

As well as individual qualifications, there are various options to group qualifications together into diplomas or baccalaureates. These work to better prepare students for future employment or education. To find out more about these, see the Diplomas and Baccalaureates page.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Scotland

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