Degree Pathways

How does top-up degree works

All of the British academic courses offered by Gatwick College are Ofqual approved, and universities will generally accept the credits awarded to students. Students should make it clear to the University that the qualification is OFQUAL RQF validated at the stated level/credit value.

We provide our students with the requisite Ofqual documentation and transcript. Alternatively, students can visit the Ofqual website to confirm the qualification. Each University will consider an application on its merits subject to its own specific entry requirements.

Graduating Gatwick College students can progress onto a University programme either to join at Undergraduate entry-level, usually on completion of a Level 3 programme, or onto a “top-up” Degree, depending on the level of their completed Ofqual programme. Generally in UK, Level 3 is Undergraduate entry, Level 4 first year Degree, Level 5 second year Degree, Level 6 Graduate level and Level 7 Post Graduate level.

University Top-up courses require you to have a qualification in a relevant subject. Your chosen course should be closely tied to your previous qualification. However, it does not have to be the same subject. In many cases, if you have studied your level 3/4/5/6 or 7 qualifications in English, an IELTS may not be required. There is a wide range of flexibility, allowing our students to have a plethora of career or completion prospects upon graduation from Gatwick College courses. Universities will generally look at your broader experiences and motivations as well as formal qualifications.

Progression options with Gatwick College

On completion of a UK course, students have the following options available to them:

Study full time or part in Sri Lanka with UK top up degrees

Most Universities accept Ofqual credits for advanced entry. Therefore students can choose their own University to study full time for a shorter period. Many Universities will also offer part time study programmes either as day release or evening study. Some may also offer weekend workshops. Please check this with your preferred University. Students should understand that these are general guidelines. Students should always check the requirements with their preferred University.

Our Awarding Bodies

Our awarding bodies work in close partnership with various universities to facilitate progression opportunities.Top up on campus or online with one of our awarding bodies: