The Diploma is a qualification which will appeal to students of all abilities and aspirations, who like to learn about subjects in ways that relate to real life.

The main benefit of The Diploma is that it offers a viable alternative to GCSEs and A-levels through a combination of applied and academic learning, and has been designed and endorsed by employers and universities.

It allows students to learn about a particular occupation and develop new skills but doesn't limit their choices later on.

The Diploma has been given broad equivalencies with other qualifications such as GCSEs and A-levels.