Hartpury College

EU Qualification Equivalencies

 

AUSTRIA

FE

Abschlussprüfungszeugnis

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard
when studied for the following duration(s): 2 years or less than 3

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard
When studied for the following duration(s):
3 years or less than 4
4 years or less than 5


HE

Berufsreifeprüfung / TVE-Diploma

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

BELGIUM

Flanders (Region)

FE

Getuigschrift 6

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Certificate standard

 

Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs

- Also known as: Getuigschrift van Hoger Middelbaar Onderwijs

- Is considered comparable to a standard between GCSE and GCE AS level
When studied:
Before 1993

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

HE

Bekwaamheidsdiploma dat Toegang verleent tot het Hoger Onderwijs

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard
When studied Before 1993

 

Brevet van de Aanvullende Secundaire Beroepsschool

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Diploma van de Hogere Secundaire Technische School

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- A professional title may also be conferred with this award.

 

Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- No comparability available when studied: Before 1992

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

 

Wallonia (Region)

FE

Certificat de Qualification 6

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Certificate standard

 

HE

Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Brevet de [subject area]

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur

- Also known as: 'Certificat d'Études Moyennes Supérieures'.

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Is considered comparable to a standard between GCSE and GCE AS level
When studied: Before 1992

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Diplôme d'Accès à l'Enseignement Supérieur

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard
When studied:Before 1993

 

Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

 

BULGARIA

HE

Диплома за Средно Специално Образование (Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Диплома за Cредно Oбразование (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

  

Диплома за Завършено Полувисше Oбразование (Diploma of Intermediate Higher Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 4 / SQA Higher National Certificate (HNC) standard

 

CYPRUS

HE

Certificate

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- When awarded by a recognised tertiary education institution. Programmes offered by private institutions must be accredited by the Council for Educational Evaluation-Accreditation (CEEA). For a list of accredited programmes, please contact UK NARIC.

 

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- This certificate is awarded upon successful completion of upper secondary general school called lyceum (ΛΥΚΕΙΟ οr Lykeio). Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including English, provided a mark of 15 has been obtained.

 

Upper Secondary School (Techniki Scholi) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

- This certificate is awarded upon successful completion of upper secondary technical school (ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΧΟΛΗ οr Techniki Scholi)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

HE

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) / BTEC National Diploma standard if awarded from vocational or technological schools.

 

Pomaturitní specializační studium (Post-Maturita Specialisation Study)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 4 / SQA Higher National Certificate (HNC) standard

 

 DENMARK

FE

Erhvervsfaglig Grunduddannelse (EFG) (Basic Vocational Training Diploma)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- No comparability available When studied: Before 1990

 

Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprøve / Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve(10th Form Advanced Leaving Examination)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- Awarded from 2007: for every subject passed, where grades of 12, 10 and 7 have been obtained. Grades 4 and 2 are considered comparable to GCSE (grades D-G) / General Standard Grade standard.

- Awarded up to 2006: for every subject passed, where grades of 13, 11, 10, 9 and 8 have been obtained. Grades 7 and 6 are considered comparable to GCSE (grades D-G) / General Standard Grade standard.

- English is studied as a second language.

 

HE

Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) (Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including English, provided a mark of 7 has been obtained.

 

Bevis for Højere Handelseksamen (HHX) / Bevis for Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) (Higher Commerce Examination / Higher Technical Examination Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including English, provided a mark of 7 has been obtained.

 

Pædagogisk Grunduddannelse (PGU) (Basic Education Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

 

ESTONIA

HE

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus(Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Lõputunnistus kutse-ja keskhariduse omandamise kohta(Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard
when studied: Before 1998

 

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta(Vocational Secondary Education Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Lõputunnistus põhihariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (post-basic education))

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Lõputunnistus keskerihariduse omandamise kohta (Certificate of Specialised Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Lõputunnistus keskhariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education Based on Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

FINLAND

FE

Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen(Vocational Upper Secondary Award)

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

HE

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

 

FRANCE

FE

Brevet de Maîtrise

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

 

Brevet des Métiers d'Art

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

 

Brevet Technique des Métiers

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

  

HE

Brevet de Technicien

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Brevet Professionnel

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, where a grade of 10 or above has been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

 

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Professionnel

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- Individual academic subjects passed, which have counterparts within the British GCSE syllabus, may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, where a grade of 10 or above has been obtained. English is studied as a second language

 

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Technologique

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- Individual academic subjects passed, which have counterparts within the British GCSE syllabus, may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, where a grade of 10 or above has been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

 

Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, where a grade of 10 or above has been obtained. English is studied as a second language. However, Language-Literature studied as part of the British or American Option of the Option Internationale du Baccalauréatis considered at least comparable to English language GCSE grades A*-C.

 

GERMANY

FE

Berufsfachschulabschluss (until 2012)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- When studied for the following duration(s): 1 year or less than 2

 

Berufsschulabschluss (until 2012)

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

- Owing to the specialised, occupational nature of this study programme, further academic study is required if holders wish to obtain the Hochschulreife / Fachhochschulreife and proceed on to higher education in Germany. In certain fields pertaining to regulated professions, students may sit aBundesland examination in order to receive a Berufsbezeichnung (the right to use an occupational title), in addition to successfully completing the Berufsschulabschluss. Occupational titles may include the phrase staatlich anerkannt or staatlich geprüft on the professional certification.

 

Hauptschulabschluss (awarded on completion of year 10)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed, where grades of 1-4 are obtained. English is studied as a second language

 

Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed, where grades of 1-4 are obtained. English is studied as a second language.

 

Berufsfachschulabschluss (Berufliche Grundbildung) (from 2013)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 1 Award / Extended Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 4 standard

- This comparability relates to the introduction of the German Qualifications Framework which was introduced in 2013; it does not apply retrospectively to awards conferred prior to 2013.

 

Berufsfachschulabschluss (Mittlerer Schulabschluss) (from 2013)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- This comparability relates to the introduction of the German Qualifications Framework which was introduced in 2013; it does not apply retrospectively to awards conferred prior to 2013.

 

HE

Berufsfachschulabschluss (Assistentenberufe / Vollqualifizierende Berufsausbildung) (from 2013)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- This comparability relates to the introduction of the German Qualifications Framework which was introduced in 2013; it does not apply retrospectively to awards conferred prior to 2013.

 

Berufsfachschulabschluss (until 2012)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- When studied for the following duration(s): 2 years or less than 3

 

Fachgebundene Hochschulreife / Fachhochschulreife

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including English, provided it has been taken as a Hauptfach / Leistungskurs / Kurs mit erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau, and a mark of 10 / gut has been obtained.

 

 

GREECE

FE

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ (Diploma (TES / TEL))

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Certificate standard
When studied: Before 2000

- When awarded by TEL (ΤΕΛ - Τεχνικό Επαγγελματικό Λύκειο) - technical vocational "lykeio" or TES (ΤΕΣ - Tεχνική Επαγγελματική Σχολή) - technical vocational school.

 

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ (Diploma Cycle A (TEE))

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- When awarded by α technical vocational school (Τεχνικό Επαγγελματικό Εκπαιδευτήριο / Techniko Epaggelmatiko Ekpaideftirio - TEE).

 

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ awarded from EΠAΣ - Β ταξη (Diploma awarded from vocational school - B class (year 2))

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

HE

ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ / ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΝΙΑΙΟΥ ΛΥΚΕΙΟΥ (Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate)

- Transliteration: Apolytirio Genikoy Lykeioy / Apolytirio Eniaioy Lykeioy

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language

 

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ (Higher Diploma Cycle B (TEE))

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

- When awarded by α technical vocational school (Τεχνικό Επαγγελματικό Εκπαιδευτήριο / Techniko Epaggelmatiko Ekpaideftirio - TEE).

 

 

ΠΤΥΧΙΟ - ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ / ΕΠΑΓ/ΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ(Diploma of Vocational School (Lykeio))

- Transliteration: Ptychio – Epaggelmatiko lykeio / Epal/ko lykeio

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

 

HUNGARY

FE

Szakmunkás Bizonyítvány (Skilled Worker Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- Awarded by apprentice school (szakmunkásképzo iskola).

 

HE

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

- Also known as: Matura

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- Awarded by vocational schools (szakközépiskola).

 

IRELAND

FE

Leaving Certificate

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- When studied for the following grade(s):
Standard level

- Every subject passed at Ordinary / Standard level, where grades of A-C / A1-C3 have been achieved, may be considered comparable to GCSE A*-C standard. Grades D / D1-D3 at Ordinary / Standard level compare to GCSE grades D-G standard.

 

Leaving Certificate Applied

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

National Foundation Certificate

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

National Vocational Certificate Level 1

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Certificate standard

 

HE

Leaving Certificate

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- When studied for the following grade(s):
Higher level

- Every subject passed at Higher / Honours level, where grades of A-D / A1-D2 have been achieved, may be considered at least comparable to GCSE A*-C standard.

 

Advanced Certificate

- Also known as: Level 6 Certificate

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma and BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)

 

National Certificate

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

National Craft Certificate

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma and BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) 

 

National Vocational Certificate Level 2

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard 

  

ITALY

FE

Diploma di Maestro d'Arte

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

 

HE

Diploma di Esame di Stato

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- No comparability available
When studied: Before 1998

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) / BTEC National Diploma standard if awarded by technical or vocational secondary schools.

 

Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard - When studied: Before 1998

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

 

Diploma di Maturità (Tecnica/Professionale/Magistrale/Artistica/d'Arte Applicata)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard
When studied:
Before 1998

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

LATVIA

FE

Atestats par arodizglitibu (level II) (Certificate of Vocational Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

HE

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Diploms par arodizglītību (Diploma of Vocational Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību (level III) (Diploma of Secondary Professional Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Diploms par videjo arodizglitibu (Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

Diploms T par vidējo speciālo izglītību (Diploma T of Specialised Secondary Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

 

Diploms par pirmā līmeņa profesionālo augstāko izglītību (level IV) (First Level Higher Vocational Diploma)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

 

LITHUANIA

HE

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to VCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard if awarded by a vocational or technical school.

 

 

LUXEMBOURG

HE

Diplôme / Certificat de Fin d'Études Secondaires Techniques

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

Diplôme de Technicien

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Brevet de Technicien Supérieur

- Is considered comparable to a standard between N/SVQ level 3 and N/SVQ level 4

 

 

MALTA

FE

Secondary Education Certificate

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 1 - 5 have been obtained. English may be studied as a second language.

 

HE

Advanced Matriculation

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

 

Matriculation Certificate Examination

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard
When studied at the following institution(s): University of Malta

 

Extended Skill Training Scheme Diploma

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

NETHERLANDS

HE

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard
When studied: Before 2011

 - For every subject passed, where grades of 6-10 have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK.

 

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including English, provided a mark of 8 has been obtained.

 

 HBO Propedeuse

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Awarded by a Hogeschool (University of Professional Education).

 

 MBO Middenkaderopleiding (Level 4)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

 

POLAND

FE

Świadectwo Ukończenia Szkoły Zasadniczej (Certificate of Completion from a Basic Vocational School)

 Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

HE

Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) / BTEC National Diploma standard if awarded by vocational/technical schools.

 

Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego(Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum)

- Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level / Scottish Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Profilowanego/Technicznego/Zawodowego/Technikum(Certificate of Completion from a Vocational/Technical Secondary School)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

 

PORTUGAL

HE

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano represents the qualification awarded following the old pre-1986 cycle of secondary education.

 

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- The two titles constitute two documents pertaining to the same academic upper secondary award.

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

Nível 4 Qualificação do Quadro Nacional de Qualificações

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- This award constitutes a dual certification; the completion of upper secondary and a vocational qualification are both conferred. As such, the vocational component of the award would be comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard.

 

ROMANIA

FE

Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Junior High School Graduation Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 5 have been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to VGCSE (grades A*-C) / BTEC First Diploma / SQA Intermediate 2 standard if awarded from vocational or technological schools.

 

Certificat de Absolvire a Liceului (High School Graduation Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to a standard between GCSE and GCE AS level

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to a standard between BTEC First Diploma and BTEC National Diploma if awarded from vocational or technological schools.

 

Certificat de Competenţe Profesionale (de la Liceu/Colegiu)(Professional Competence Certificate (from a high school/college))

- Is considered comparable to N/SVQ level 3 standard

 

Diplomă/Certificat de Absolvire a Şcolii Profesionale(Vocational Secondary Education Graduation Diploma/Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

 

Diplomă/Certificat de Absolvire a Invăţământului Obligatoriu de 10 ani (Compulsory Education Graduation Diploma/Certificate (Grade 10))

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 5 have been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to VGCSE (grades A*-C) / BTEC First Diploma / SQA Intermediate 2 standard if awarded from vocational or technological schools.

 

HE

Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard if awarded on completion of vocational, technological or pedagogical (teacher training) streams of secondary education.

 

 

SLOVAKIA

HE

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

- May be considered comparable to Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) / BTEC National Diploma standard if awarded from Stredná odborná škola - SOŠ (Secondary Technical School) or Stredné odborné učilište - SOU (Secondary Vocational School).

 

Vysvedčenie o absolventskej skúške / Absolventský diplom(Certificate of Graduation Examination / Graduation Diploma)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 5 / SQA Higher National Diploma (HND) standard / Foundation degree standard

- This qualification gives an individual the right to use the title of Diplomovaný špecialista - DiS (Certified Specialist).

 

SLOVENIA

HE

Spričevalo o poklicni maturi (Vocational Matura)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

 

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C. English is studied as a second language.

 

SPAIN

FE

Título de Bachiller (Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente - BUP - old system)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 5 or suficiente and above have been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

- Awarded, prior to the LOGSE reform, upon completion of three years of the old non-compulsory secondary education cycle following eight years of Educación General Básica. We recommend that theLibro de Calificaciones (academic transcript) be checked to determine the system under which the award was obtained.

 

Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria (old system)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 5 or suficiente and above have been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

- The qualification title was replaced by the Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria in 2006.

 

Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) (current system)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed where grades of 5 or suficiente and above have been obtained. English is studied as a second language.

 

HE

Título de Técnico en [subject area] (current system)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Scottish Higher standard

- Awarded on completion of intermediate vocational training that falls onto level 2 of the National Catalogue of Professional Qualifications (Catálogo Nacional de Cualificaciones Profesionales or CNCP). Please refer to the National Qualifications Framework section and the Technical and Vocational Education section for more information.

 

Título de Técnico Especialista

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- This qualification was gradually phased out after the implementation of the Law on the General Organisation of the Educational System (Ley Orgánica General del Sistema Educativo - LOGSE) from 1990.

 

Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Students are not issued with a final certificate; instead, completion of Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) is noted within the academic transcript or Libro de Calificaciones.

- COU was a one-year course of pre-university education that followed the Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP). It was gradually replaced following the introduction of the Ley Orgánica de Orientación General del Sisteama (LOGSE) of 1990.

 

Título de Bachiller (current system)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- The following are indicators of the current system of education being followed: course duration (two years as opposed to three-year duration for the old system), entry requirement (Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria (Obligatoria)) and absence of Curso de Orientación Universitaria - COU (this is a clear indication that the old system rather than the new was completed).

 

Título de Técnico Superior (current system)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 4 / SQA Higher National Certificate (HNC) standard

- Awarded on completion of two-year advanced vocational training at level 3 of the National Catalogue of Professional Qualifications (Catálogo Nacional de Cualificaciones Profesionales or CNCP).

 

SWEDEN

FE

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg (Upper secondary school leaving certificate in vocational streams)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 2 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma / Scottish National 5 standard

- When studied for the following duration(s): 2 years or less than 3

 

Slutbetyg från Grundskola (Compulsory Education Leaving Certificate)

- Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) / Scottish National 5 standard

- For every subject passed, where grades of A-C / 5-3 have been achieved (grades D-E / 2-1 compare to GCSE grades D-G standard). English is studied as a second language.

 

HE

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg (Upper secondary school leaving certificate in vocational streams)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma standard

- When studied for the following duration(s): 3 years or less than 4

 

 

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

- Also known as: Studentexamen (previously)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including the English C subject, provided a mark of VG / 4 has been obtained.

 

 

Högskoleförberedande examen (Higher Education Preparatory Diploma)

- Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advanced level / Scottish Advanced Higher standard

- No comparability available When studied: Before 2013

- Awarded from 2014.

- Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C; including the English 7 subject, provided a mark of C has been obtained.

 

 

Kvalificerad Yrkesexamen (40 poäng - KY) (to 2013)(Vocational diploma (40+ points))

- Is considered comparable to a standard between BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 90-Credit Diploma / Diploma / Extended Diploma and BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)

 

Yrkeshögskoleexamen (200 Yh) (from 2010) (Diploma in Higher Vocational Education)

- Is considered comparable to BTEC Level 4 / SQA Higher National Certificate (HNC) standard