Introduction to Diploma in Engineering / PolytechnicThe word polytechnic is derived from the Greek word ‘poli’ meaning many and ‘tekhnikos’ meaning arts. Polytechnic offers a variety of professional courses, both technical and vocational in nature. The Polytechnic provides various career courses and allows a person to start his own business or get a decent job at a reputed place.
There are three levels of Diploma: The Foundation Diploma – is a level 1 qualification and is equivalent to five GCSEs grade D–G.
The Higher Diploma – is a level 2 qualification and is equivalent to seven GCSEs grade A*–C.
The Advanced Diploma – is a level 3 qualification and is equivalent to 3.5 A levels grade A*–E.
A Progression Diploma (also level 3) will be equivalent to 2.5 A levels. This Diploma will suit students who do not wish to complete a whole Advanced Diploma.
In Year 10 or 12, you can do the:
after which you can do other Diploma levels, A Levels, a job, an apprenticeship, or other training.
In Year 12 or above, you can do the:
Progression Diploma (like the Advanced Diploma, but without various options, equivalent to 2 A Levels) which can take you to university, college, a job or other training.