There are many more learning levels than Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. The following list makes this easily understood. Do you see where you are on this list?
Apprentice – a person who has decided to commit to studying with a skilled person for as long as
it takes in order to learn that person’s skills, a pre-beginner.
Amateur – a person who engages in a leisure time activity for pleasure or relaxation rather than as
a profession, a hobbyist.
Novice – a person who is new to a situation in which he or she has chosen to pursue, a beginner.
Intermediate – a person who is at a level that is somewhere in-between the extremes.
Proficient – a person who is knowledgeable and experienced enough to move on to the next level.
Accomplished – a person who, as the result of learning and practice, is skilled enough to succeed
in bringing to completion a level in the learning progression.
Advanced – a person who is much further along in the learning level process and way beyond the
beginning elementary or introductory level.
Expert – a person who is recognized as an authority because of a deep and broad competence in a
particular subject or activity.
Professional – a person who, due to education and training, is creative and resourceful enough to
improvise and earn a living by performing a specific high-end activity.
Master – a person who has the highest degree of knowledge in a specific subject, possesses
consummate skill, has zero defects, is complete in every detail and is entirely without fault, the
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