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UK School system - is Certificate of Higher Education worth anything?

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  1. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    I am european foreigner from outside the UK and I had the opportunity to apply for Cert HE (cert of higher education). And so I did.

    In fact I didnt even pass all the required exams as they were too expensive. I attempted 50% of required exams and passed them in the first try. I guess I can continue passing exams when I get some money.


    Anyway, is Cert of higher education in IT field worth anything? I cant compare it to anything because I dont know UK school system. Im 22. Also, what's Higher Education.. Whats the usual age people finish it in UK?
     
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    People can leave school at 16. They sit exams before they leave, which is the equivalent to the certificate you are asking about.

    Really if you wanted to be took serious, you need at least an A Level certificate, and that is not saying A Levels are worth anything. Can't beat the good old back door entry into a job in the UK. That is where little mongy Johnny gets a job simply cause mummy or daddy got him the job.
     
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    I am from the UK and I have never heard of a Cert HE.

    After school, I did my NC (National Certificate) then my HNC/HND (Higher National Certificate/Diploma) Then I went onto my degree course. Where did you apply for the course, and where did you take the exams?
     
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    aidenhera Elite Member

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    oh so im dumbo. fml i paid so much for it
     
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    I could be wrong, I'm guessing it is GCSE standard.

    The normal route of education in the UK is - GCSE - A Levels - then Degree.

    A lit of these other college courses that are available, employers don't tend to know what they are or equivalent to.
     
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    ohh according to this [​IMG]

    A level is level 3 while cert HE is level 4.

    For example PhD is level 8.

    https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels