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    Qualification Equivalence

    I just moved to the UK from South Africa, I currently hold a National Diploma in Human Resource Management , but I am battling to find out what the equivalent qualification is in England, can anyone please help???

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    These two links may be useful:

    International qualifications (2015, pp. 60-62). "This publication contains information relating to a wide range of international qualifications offered for undergraduate admission in the UK."
    https://www.ucas.com/sites/default/f...ifications.pdf

    University of London entry examples (p. 47)
    http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk...ifications.pdf
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    I would suggest contacting UK Naric. My understanding is that they are an officially designated body assigned to evaluate foreign qualifications for use in the UK.

    NARIC - UK NARIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by heirophant View Post
    I would suggest contacting UK Naric.NARIC - UK NARIC
    Yes, that's the best idea. In the meantime, it looks like in South Africa, the National Diploma is equal, not to a degree, but to three years of college. I'd imagine one could get similar credit for it is the UK, but who knows? UK-NARIC knows!

    We had a thread on this very topic once before. Found it and lost it again...SORRY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Yes, that's the best idea. In the meantime, it looks like in South Africa, the National Diploma is equal, not to a degree, but to three years of college. I'd imagine one could get similar credit for it is the UK, but who knows? UK-NARIC knows!
    Isn't the typical B.A. in the UK and Commonwealth countries a three-year degree, with the four-year degree being a B.A. (Hons)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    Isn't the typical B.A. in the UK and Commonwealth countries a three-year degree, with the four-year degree being a B.A. (Hons)?
    Yes, it is. But it looks like (in this case) 3 years of college may not be considered equal to three years at a University. Someone with this type of qualification (ND or HND) would usually have no problem finding one of many "top-up" programs at British Universities. These are quick routes to degree completion - often around a year - for those with tertiary qualifications other than university degrees.

    J.

    BTW - two (or three, depending on program) years of College will get you a DIPLOMA where I live (Ontario, Canada.) In British Columbia, two years will very often get you an Associate Degree, as in the US. Forward-looking folks out there. I like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Yes, it is. But it looks like (in this case) 3 years of college may not be considered equal to three years at a University. Someone with this type of qualification (ND or HND) would usually have no problem finding one of many "top-up" programs at British Universities. These are quick routes to degree completion - often around a year - for those with tertiary qualifications other than university degrees.

    J.

    BTW - two (or three, depending on program) years of College will get you a DIPLOMA where I live (Ontario, Canada.) In British Columbia, two years will very often get you an Associate Degree, as in the US. Forward-looking folks out there. I like that!
    I forgot that "college" has a different meaning in the UK than it does in the US.
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