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What are the Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ) equivalent to?

The BCS Higher Education Qualifications have been accredited by Ofqual – Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator and are included in the National Qualifications framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland http://www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk/index.aspx

Accreditation Number Title
100/6181/2 BCS Level 4 Certificate in IT
100/6190/3 BCS Level 5 Diploma in IT (incorporating Project)
100/6191/5 BCS Level 6 Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (incorporating Project)

In terms of both academic level and total learning support time, BCS Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (incorporating PGD Project) is shown as being the academic equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree with honours. 

The Diploma and PGD Examinations can be taken independently of the project and vice versa. The ‘in IT’ qualification will only be achieved when both examinations and project have been taken and passed. The PGD Examinations are examined at the academic level of a UK Bachelors degree with honours.

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