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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)

The PGD in IT is the academic equivalent to UK undergraduate degree programme at level 6 and is recognised by Ofqual as a level 6 qualification.

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 academic level 6.

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