Every qualification is made up of units. Each unit has a credit value that tells you roughly how long it takes to complete – one credit represents about one hour of work. Each qualification also has its own level, between Entry level and level 8, to show how difficult it is.
Every qualification also comes in different sizes – Award, Certificate or Diploma. Awards are made up of 1 to 12 credits (10 to 120 hours learning), Certificates 13 to 36 credits (130 to 360 hours) and Diplomas 37 credits or more (370+ hours).