AIM Qualifications


AIM offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited qualifications for delivery in a range of settings. All our level 3 qualifications carry UCAS tariff points  which can count towards university entry requirements.

To find a qualification suitable for your organisation, take a look at our AIM Qualifications booklet and use the search tool below.

1.    Select Subject Area*
2.    Select a Suite
3.    Download the Qualification Specification (PDF)
4.    Apply to deliver the qualification through the MIA Portal (details of how to do this can be found here)

 *An explanation of the subject areas can be found below the search tool.

You must be an approved AIM centre before you can apply to deliver AIM Qualifications. See the Apply section on our website

Subject area


Access to Higher Education

AIM offer a wide range of diplomas including, animal care, engineering, business management, law, nursing and engineering. These popular level 3 qualifications enable learners to progress to a higher education degree.

Pre-access to HE

These level 2 qualifications provide learners with a stepping-stone to an Access to Higher Education Diploma in health and social care, ICT or law.


These popular taster vocational qualifications are an ideal way to introduce learners to a new subject of study at a level relevant to them. AIMVOCs support a diverse range of learners to develop confidence, self-esteem, personal and vocational skills whilst achieving and celebrating success. They provide progression to T Levels and apprenticeships. Read our blog for more information.

Agriculture and Horticulture

A range of qualifications for students with a green thumb, including, forestry, horticulture, garden design and biodynamic ecology.

Animal Care and Training

Ranging from animal training to qualifications in animal hydrotherapy and veterinary care. These qualifications are in high demand by learners looking to expand their love of caring for animals into a career or further education.

Arts and Humanities

From the creative fields of soft furnishings, interior design, photography and performance arts to religious education and theology, we offer a range of level 1 to level 4 qualifications.

Building and Construction

Our comprehensive range of building and construction qualifications are suitable for new entrants to the industry and professionals and include the popular suite of domestic retrofit qualifications. 

Business and Enterprise

A range of qualification covering the essential skills of administration, customer service, marketing, law, leadership and coaching skills.

Catering and Hospitality

For learners looking to expand their knowledge of the catering and hospitality sector, our range of entry level 1 to level 3 qualifications provide an understanding of this diverse industry. 

Childcare and Education

With qualifications in child development, teaching, special educational needs, mentoring, Internal Quality Assurance (IQA), forest schools and youth work, our wide variety of qualifications provide learners with plenty of options.

Cyber, Digital and ICT

Qualifications include the innovative esports qualifications, the award-winning games design, animation and vfx qualifications and the more traditional cyber and digital security, and ICT. 


These qualifications are designed to offer learners the opportunity to gain skills that are transferable to any sector, and to help them progress in the workplace.

Engineering and Manufacturing

From the introductory, AIMVOC qualification in Engineering and Manufacturing, to the specialist skills of digital fabrication and servicing of medical equipment, AIM has a choice of levels and skill areas. 

English and Maths

Our English, ESOL and mathematics qualifications range from entry level 1 to level 3 and give learners the essential skills for life, work and education.

Environmental Conservation

This Level 1 Award in Environmental Sustainability qualification is ideal for centres looking for ways to demonstrate their sustainable credentials in accordance with the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework. The qualification gives the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts and can support public bodies (schools, colleges and other learning providers) who are being encouraged to demonstrate sustainability provision within their curriculum and operational activities. 

Hair and Beauty

This suite of AIMVOC qualifications is suitable for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in a range of vocational areas.

Health and Safety/Compliance

A range of highly relevant and much sought-after qualifications for a variety of environments including food safety, construction, and a new qualification: Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety.

Health, Science and Social Care

Our wide range of qualifications cover a diverse range of subjects such as biomechanics, domestic abuse, gangs and violence, social science, postnatal care and our popular suite of contemporary counselling qualifications.

Life and Work Skills

A selection of qualifications designed to provide learners with the skills to improve their life and work opportunities through independent living skills, educational skills.

Retail and Commercial Services

Includes a range of essential qualifications covering, transport and logistics, cleaning, warehousing and storage.