Choosing Your Award

Level 1

Our Level 1 courses are for those who want to start developing new skills to help at work, or to build new knowledge in a new area to shift their career pathway. Find out more about data, be able to create a website, prepare a digital marketing promotion, etc.  Our Level 1 qualifications provide an entry level introduction to understanding your chosen subject.  You can improve your job prospects.  From a pathway, you can select either a full Award or a Unit. 

Level 2

Our Level 2 courses are for those with basic knowledge within their chosen subject to develop their skills and insight. If you have been out of education for a while but have a foundation of knowledge in the chosen subject area, this could be the level for you.    

The skills will help you be more productive at work and attain better pay or have more responsibility. You can take the next steps at work to lead a digital change project, to use data to assess the impact of Covid on market demand, plan workforce organisation in a Covid period.  You can improve your job prospects.  From a pathway, you can select either a full Award or a Unit.  

Level 3

For aspiring learners, our Level 3 are designed to give you the opportunity to develop skills and to improve your career prospects.  Completing this level offers an opportunity to be considered for LSBU Apprenticeships. You can become who you want to be; a data analyst, a digital marketer or a team leaders.The training can improve your job prospects.  From a pathway, you can select a Unit, or combination of Units to gain a Certificate.  There is a not full Award offered at Level 3.   


How it works

If you meet the eligibility criteria for our free online training, we can support your skills development at four different levels to gain a qualification of either an Award or Certificate. 

We offer four specialist pathways:  IT and Digital Skills, Digital Marketing, Leadership and Management and Creative Digital.   

There is not progression from one Level to another Level.  You have only one choice. You cannot finish a qualification and come back for funded training.  Choose wisely to gain most benefit for improving your job prospects.   

Basic Skills  
Basic Skills in Maths and English are offered principally to gain an Entry level 3 qualification.  These require your full commitment. 


Level 1  
We offer individual Units for a Certificate, as well as full Awards at Level 1. These qualifications are entry level introductions to your chosen subject.  

Levels 1 Units are made up of 1 to 4-credits, and each credit is equivalent to 10 study hours. A 3-credit Unit requires 30-hours of study time. You can complete a Level 1 Unit within 2 to 6 weeks.  Commit and do it! 

Level 1 Awards are made up of 9-credits, requiring 90 study hours. Our online platform allows you to manage your study time flexibly to complete the Award in a way that suits you. We suggest completing an Award within 6 to 12 weeks.  


Level 2  
We offer individual Units, as well as full Awards at Level 2. These qualifications are for learners with basic knowledge within their chosen subject. 

Levels 2 Units are made up of 1 to 4-credits, and each credit is equivalent to 10 study hours. A 3-credit Unit requires 30-hours study time. We suggest completing a Level 2 Unit within 2 to 6 weeks.  You gain a Certificate when you complete a Unit. 

Level 2 Awards are made up of 6-credits on average, requiring 60 study hours. Our online platform allows you to manage your study time to complete the award in a way that suits you. We suggest completing a Level 2 Award within 4 to 10 weeks.  


Level 3  
At Level 3, we offer a portfolio of accredited Units within Digital Marketing, Leadership or and Management or IT and Digital Skills. These are designed to help you top-up your existing knowledge to be enhance your job skills or you may be able to have an opportunity to be considered for a LSBU Apprenticeship. 

Levels 3 Units are made up of 3 or 6-credits, and each credit is equivalent to 5 study hours, so a 3-credit Unit would require 15-hours study time. We suggest completing a Level 3 Unit within 2 to 4 weeks.  You will receive a Certification on completion. 
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