Short courses are often equivalent to the early years of an undergraduate degree. Whilst they are a recognised qualification, they also allow access to further study, or you can progress to a full honours degree. Possible pathways are:
A foundation degree usually equates to the first two years of an honours degree and can be a pathway to entry on a full honours degree honours. The course can involve both academic and experiential learning.
Diploma of Higher Education:
A DipHE course is usually vocational in nature and usually equates to the first two years of an honours degree.
Higher National Diploma:
A HND is usually vocational in nature and usually equates to the first two years of an honours degree.
Certificate of Higher Education:
A CertHE course can be either vocational or academic and usually equates to the first year of a honours degree. It can be a platform to seek further accreditation such as a DipHe or a foundation degree.
In the Foundation, Short Courses and Undergraduate Degrees are referred to as:
- One year of undergraduate study – Level 4 / Certificate
- Two years of study undergraduate– Level 5 / Intermediate
- Three or four years of undergraduate study – Level 6 / Honours degree
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