Shaw Academy - Accredited IT Diploma for $59

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by nomaduser, May 10, 2020.

  1. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    512,056 Successful Graduates

    8 Interactive Lessons

    4 Weeks Long

    8 hours +

    Pathway to EQF Diploma (Level 5) ---- Equivalent to U.S. Associate's degree!!!

    Price: $59 a month

    The professional diploma courses of Shaw Academy were accredited with 10 credit units by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) through validation of Edinburgh Napier University.[16] They are on the European Qualifications Framework, a reference network for the comparability of national educational standards,[17] and therefore, amongst others, comparable to 10 credit units achieved through Higher National Diploma, foundation degree, Diploma of Higher Education or an associate degree in the US.[citation needed]
  2. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    If this diploma is indeed equivalent to U.S. Associate's degree, I think this could be the best deal out there.

    It costs only $59 CAD a month... and the course can be completed in 4 weeks.

    and Shaw Academy appears to have real accreditation?
  3. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    There's a special '1 month free' promotion going on! I just joined for free.
  4. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    They're stating this module has a "Pathway to EQF Diploma" and they list the Level 5 EQF Diploma as parallel to a U.S. associate's. They're not saying this $59 module is the only step needed to reach that EQF Diploma.
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right - pathway. And they're not saying anything about additional modules for the level 5 diploma. Which there just HAVE to be, for that level. All we know for sure is - it ISN'T a degree. Some people may say it's equivalent to whatever - but it ISN'T a British degree - why? BECAUSE THIS SCHOOL CANNOT AWARD DEGREES The usual UK equivalent to an Associate's is the Foundation Degree - roughly the same amount of credit required

    Apparently, the amount of credit claimed for the course may no longer be valid. From the Wiki:

    Because Edinburgh Napier University is not partnering with Shaw Academy as a credit rating body since 24 July 2019, SCQF has archived the records in their database. Certificates awarded before 24 July 2019 will still be valid. [18] After this time, Shaw Academy provides the certificates without an accompanying credit rating body. Despite continuing to use the claims of recognition by the European Qualification Framework this recognition and credit rating is not found in the European Union official website under Learning Opportunities and Qualifications section. [19]B

    The Wiki also reports the school (Est, 2013)was involved in insolvency proceedings until a loan of about 7,5 million pounds was secured.
    Too many obstructions in the "pathway" for me.

    "I got stones in my passway
    And my road seems dark as night." (Robert Johnson
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  6. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Right, I just unsubscribed and blocked them.

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