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ICM Post Graduate Diploma
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Entry
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ICM
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Post Graduate Diploma
Advanced Diploma (as a progression route), Graduate Diploma
Diploma
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ICM
Qualification
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Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degress, Integrated Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Certificates
6
Bachelor's Degrees with Honours, Bachelor's Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates
5
Foundation Degrees, Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)
3
Access to HE Diploma
2
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1
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Entry
Level
-
Level
Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Level
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
8
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
7
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
6
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
5
Technical/Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Technical/Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Certificates (HNC)
3
Technical/Vocational Qualifications , GCE AS and A Levels
2
Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 2. GCSEs at grade A*-C and from 2017 grade 4-9 (England). Functional Skills Level 2 (England) Essential Skills Qualifications (NI)
1
Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 1. GCSEs at grade D-G and from 2017 grade 3-1 (England). Essential Skills Qualifications (NI)
Entry
Level
Entry Level Certificates (sub levels 1-3), functional skills Entry Level (England) (English, Mathematics & ICT), Essentil Skills Qualifications (NI)
Level
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
Level
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
8
Doctoral Degrees, Vocational Qualifications
7
Master's Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
6
Honours Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Professional Certificates in Education
5
Foundation Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Vocational Qualifications
3
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Advanced Vocational Qualifications, AS and A Level, Access to HE
2
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Vocational Qualifications, Essential Skills, GCSEs grades A*-C
1
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Vocational Qualifications, Essential Skills, GCSEs grades D-G
Entry
Level
Entry Level Qualifications, Essential Skills Qualification
Level
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
Level
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
10
Doctoral Degrees, Higher Doctorates
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas
8
Honours Bachelor Degrees, Higher Diplomas
7
Ordinary Bachelor Degrees
6
Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate
5
Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
4
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
3
Level 3 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
2
Level 2 Certificate
1
Level 1 Certificate
Level
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
Level
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
12
Doctoral Degrees, Professional Apprenticeships, Professional Development Awards (PDA), Award
11
Master's Degrees, Integrated Master's Degrees, Professional Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDAA, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Award
10
Bachelor Degrees with Honours, Professional Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDA, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates, Award
9
Bachelor's/Ordinary Degrees, Technical Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificates, Award
8
Higher National Diplomas (HND), Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Technical Apprenticeship, PDA, SVQ, Award
7
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Modern Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Scottish Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Award
6
Higher Modern Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDA, National Progression Award (NPA)National Certificate, Award
5
National 5, Modern Apprenticeships, SVQ, NPA, National Certificate, Award
4
National 4, SVQ, NPA, National Certificate, Award
3
National 3, NPA, National Certificate, Award
2
National 2, NPA, National Certificate, Award
1
National 1, Award
Level
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Level
Bahrain National Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Award Level 9, BVQ
8
Bachelor's Degree, Professional Award Level 8, BVQ
7
Associate Degree, HND, Professional Award Level 7, BVQ
6
Diploma, ND, Award Level 6, BVQ
5
Advanced School Certificates, Advanced Certificate, Award Level 5, BVQ
4
School Graduation Qualification, Certificate 4, Award Level 4, BVQ
3
Intermediate Certification, Certificate 3, Award Level 3
2
Access 2, Certificate 2
1
Access 1, Certificate 1
Level
Bahrain National Qualifications Framework
Level
Botswana National Credit and Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree, Bachelors Degree with Honours
8
Postgraduate Diploma (University of Botswana), Postgraduate Certificate
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma, BTEP
5
A Levels, Certificate, BNVQF 3, BTEP Advanced Certificate
4
BGCSE, BNVQF 2, Trade Test B
3
BNVQF 1, Trade Test C, BTEP Foundation
2
Junior Certificate, ABEP 4
1
PSLE, ABEP 3, OSEC
Level
Botswana National Credit and Qualifications Framework
Level
Caribbean Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degree
7
Master's Degree
6
Post Graduate Diploma
5
Bachelor's Degree
4
Associate Diploma
3
Diploma
2
Caribbean Examinations Council, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) (two-unit level, subject for subject basis)
1
Caribbean Examinations Council, Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) (above grade III)
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Level
Caribbean Qualification Framework
Level
Ethiopian National Qualification Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree
8
Graduate Diploma
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma, Advanced Diploma
5
Higher Education Entrance Examination Certificate, Diploma
4
Level 4 Certificate
3
General Education Certificate, Level 3 Certificate
2
Level 2 Certificate
1
Primary School Certificate, Basic Certificate
Access
1-4 Including Adult Basic Education
Level
Ethiopian National Qualification Framework
Level
German Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree, Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Strategic IT Professional
6
Bachelor's Degree, Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Master Craftsman in Industry, Certified Operative Professional
5
Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Information Technology Specialist, Certified Motor Vehicle Service Technician
4
Vocational Qualification Certificate. State-Certified Assistant, Leaving Certificate from Full-Time Vocational School
3
Vocational School, State Recognized Training
2
Introductory Qualification, Pre-Vocational Training Year, Vocational Preparation Scheme with Integrated Secondary General School Certificate
1
Pre-Vocational Basic Qualification, School Leaving Certificate
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Level
German Qualification Framework
Level
Ghana National TVET Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma
6
Bachelor's Degree
5
Higher National Diploma
4
Certificate 2, Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
3
Certificate 1, Basic Education Certificate Examination
2
Proficiency 2
1
Proficiency 1
Level
Ghana National TVET Qualifications Framework
Level
Guyana National Qualifications Framework
5
Postgraduate/ Advanced Professional
4
Bachelor's Degree
3
Diploma, Associate Degree
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
Level
Guyana National Qualifications Framework
Level
Hong Kong Qualification Framework
7
Doctoral Degrees
6
Master's Degrees, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certifiate
5
Bachelor's Degree, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate
4
Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate
3
Diploma, HKALE, HKDSE, Certificate
2
Foundation Certificate, HKCEE, Certificate
1
Foundation Certificate, Certificate
-
Level
Hong Kong Qualification Framework
Level
India National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees, NCC 8
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, NCC 7
8
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, NCC 5
7
Bachelors Degree, Advanced Diploma, NCC 5
6
Bachelors Degree, Advanced Diploma, NCC 2
5
Bachelor's Degree, Diploma, NCC 3
4
Diploma, NCC 2, Grade XII
3
Diploma, NCC 1, Grade XI, A Levels, International Baccalaureate
2
ICSE, National Certificate for Work Preperation 2
1
National Certificate for Work Preparation 1
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Level
India National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
Level
Kenya National Qualification Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Bachelors Degree, Professional Master Craft Person
7
Bachelors Degree, Master Crafts Person I, Management Professional
6
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Master Crafts Person II, Professional Diploma
5
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate IV, Professional Certificate, Master Crafts Person III
4
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate (IV and III), Artisan Certificate, National Skills Certificate I
3
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate (IV, III and II), Artisan Certificate, National Skills Certificate II
2
Secondary Certificate, National Vocational Certificate - I, National Skills Certificate II
1
Primary Certificate, Skills for Life
-
Level
Kenya National Qualification Framework
Level
Lesotho Qualifications Framework
10
Doctorate
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
7
Bachelor Degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates
6
National Diplomas
5
National Certificate. National Craft Certificate, Trade Test A, A Levels
4
O Levels, Vocational Training Certificates, Trade Test B
3
Basic Vocational Training, Trade Test C
2
Junior Certificate (JC), Trade Test-operatives
1
Sub-junior Certificate Education and Training
-
Level
Lesotho Qualifications Framework
Level
Malaysian Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate
5
Advanced Diploma
4
Diploma
3
Certificate
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
Level
Malaysian Qualification Framework
Level
Malta Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary
5
Undergraduate Diploma, Undergraduate Certificate, VET Higher Diploma, Foundation Degree
4
Matriculation Certificate, Advanced Level, Intermediate Level, VET Diploma (iv)
3
General Education, SEC Grade 1-5, VET Level 3 (iii)
2
General Education, Level 2, SEC Grade 6-7, VET Level 2 (ii)
1
General Education, Level 1, School Leaving Certificate
B
Introductory Level B
A
Introductory Level A
Level
Malta Qualifications Framework
Level
Mauritian National Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certficate
8
Bachelor with Honours, conversion programmes
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma
5
HSC, A Levels, Baccalaureate, IBAC, Certificate
4
-
3
SC, GCE, O Level
2
-
1
Certificate of Primary Education
Level
Mauritian National Qualifications Framework
Level
Myanmar National Qualifications Framework
8
Post-Doctoral Studies, Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree in Research
6
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Degree
5
Advanced Diploma
4
Diploma, V&T, C/SC4
3
High School Education, V&T, C/SC3
2
Middle School Education, V&T, C/SC2
1
Primary School eduation, V&T C/SC1
-
Level
Myanmar National Qualifications Framework
Level
Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework
6
Doctoral Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate or Master's in Technology, NSQ Level 6
5
Bachelor's Degree, Higher National Diploma, NSQ Level 5
4
National Diploma, Advancde National Technical Certificate, Advanced Business Certificate, NSQ Level 4, National Innovation Diploma
3
Senior School Certificate, National Technical Certificate, National Business Certificate, Labour Trade Certificate 1, NSQ Level 3, NVC 3
2
Labour Trade Certificate 2, NSQ Level 2, NVC 2
1
Pre-vocational Junior School Certificate 3, Labour Trade Certificate 3, NSQ Level 1, NVC 1
-
Level
Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework
Level
Pakistan Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree (If bachelor studied for 4 years)
6
Master's Degree (If bachelor studies for less than 4 years), Bachelor's Degree with Honours
5
Ordinary Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree
4
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
3
Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
-
-
Level
Pakistan Qualification Framework
Level
Rwanda Qualifications Framework
7
Doctoral Degrees
6
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
5
Bachelor's Degree with Honours
4
Ordinary Bachelor's Degree
3
Advanced Diploma in Higher Education
2
Diploma in Higher Education
1
Certificate of Higher Education
-
-
-
-
Level
Rwanda Qualifications Framework
Level
Republic of Cameroon (Unofficial) National Qualification Framework
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas
6
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Bachelor's Degrees, Diploma
5
Higher National Diploma, Superior Technician Diploma, Associate Degree, General University Diploma
4
Technician Diploma, Technician Certificate, General Certification of Education Advanced Level
3
Technician Diploma, Technician Certificate, General Certification of Education Ordinary Level
2
General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (at least 6 subjects with a final result of Grade A, B or C)
1
Professional Aptitude Certificate (CAP)
-
Level
Republic of Cameroon (Unofficial) National Qualification Framework
Level
Sierra Leone (Unofficial) Qualifications Framework
Doctoral Degrees
Master's Degrees
Bachelor Degree Honours, Bachelor Degree General
Foundation Degree, International Baccalaureate, A-Level (Cambridge Overseas), Higher National Diploma (From a recognised Institute)
West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) (C6 or above in 5-6 subjects), Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) (Grades A-C or 1-6), GCE O-Level
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-
-
-
Level
Sierra Leone (Unofficial) Qualifications Framework
Level
South African Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees, Master's Degree Professional, Bachelor's of Veterinary Science
8
Bachelor's Degree with Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Occupational Certificate Level 8
7
Bachelor's Degree, Advanced Diploma, Occupational Certificate Level 7
6
Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 6
5
Higher Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 5
4
National Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 4
3
Intermediate Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 3
2
Elementary Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 2
1
General Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 1
-
Level
South African Qualifications Framework
Level
Tanzania Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's (Technology) Degree, Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Level 4
8
Vocational Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor's (Technology) Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Professional Level 3
7
Higher Vocational Diploma, Higher Diploma, Professional Level 2
6
Ordinary Vocational Diploma, Ordinary Diploma, Professional Level 1
5
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, Advanced Vocational Certificate, Technician Certificate, Technician Level 2
4
Certificate of Secondary Education, Vocational Certificate, Basic Technician Certificate, Technician Level 1
3
Basic Vocational Certificate
2
VET Level 1
1
Certificate of Primary Education
Level
Tanzania Qualifications Framework
Level
The Gambia Skills Qualification Framework
8
-
7
-
6
-
5
-
4
Level 4 Qualifications
3
Level 3 Practical and Level 3 Qualifications
2
Level 2 Practical and Level 2 Qualifications
1
Level 1 Practical and Level 1 Qualifications
Entry
Level
Foundation Level Qualifications
Level
The Gambia Skills Qualification Framework
Level
Trinidad and Tobago National Qualifications Framework
7
Doctoral Degree
6
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Qualifications
5
Baccalaureate, Bachelor's Degree, Honours Degree, Graduate Diploma
4
Associate Degree, Higher National Diploma
3
Diploma
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
-
Level
Trinidad and Tobago National Qualifications Framework
Level
Uganda National Qualifications Framework
-
5
Higher Diploma (OD)
4
Ordinary Diploma (OD)
3
Advanced Certificate of Education, A Levels, Certificate 3
2
Certificate of Education Grades 1-6, Certificate 2
1
Certificate of Education Grades 7-9, Certificate 1
Entry
Level
Worker's PASS Transcript
Level
Uganda National Qualifications Framework
Level
Vietnamese National Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate
5
Diploma, Associate Degree
4
Intermediate
3
Certificate 3
2
Certificate 2
1
Certificate 1
Level
Vietnamese National Qualifications Framework
Level
The Zambia Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diploma
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma
5
Level 5 Certificate
4
Level 4 Certificate
3
Level 3 Certificate
2B
Senior Secondary Education Certificate, A Levels, Advanced Highers, Scottish Highers
2A
Junior Secondary Education Certificate, School Certificate (Grades 1-6)
1
Grade 7 Certificate
-
Level
The Zambia Qualifications Framework
Level
Zimbabwe Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees
6
Bachelor's Degree with Honours, Bachelor's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma
5
-
4
-
3
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, General Certificate of Education at Advanced level
2
Certificate of Education, General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level
-
-
Level
Zimbabwe Qualification Framework
Level
Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degress, Integrated Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Certificates
6
Bachelor's Degrees with Honours, Bachelor's Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates
5
Foundation Degrees, Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)
3
Access to HE Diploma
2
-
1
-
Entry
Level
-
Level
Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Level
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
8
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
7
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
6
Technical/Vocational Qualifications
5
Technical/Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Technical/Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Certificates (HNC)
3
Technical/Vocational Qualifications , GCE AS and A Levels
2
Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 2. GCSEs at grade A*-C and from 2017 grade 4-9 (England). Functional Skills Level 2 (England) Essential Skills Qualifications (NI)
1
Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 1. GCSEs at grade D-G and from 2017 grade 3-1 (England). Essential Skills Qualifications (NI)
Entry
Level
Entry Level Certificates (sub levels 1-3), functional skills Entry Level (England) (English, Mathematics & ICT), Essentil Skills Qualifications (NI)
Level
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
Level
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
8
Doctoral Degrees, Vocational Qualifications
7
Master's Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
6
Honours Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Professional Certificates in Education
5
Foundation Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Diplomas (HND)
4
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Vocational Qualifications
3
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Advanced Vocational Qualifications, AS and A Level, Access to HE
2
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Vocational Qualifications, Essential Skills, GCSEs grades A*-C
1
Welsh Baccalaureate National, Vocational Qualifications, Essential Skills, GCSEs grades D-G
Entry
Level
Entry Level Qualifications, Essential Skills Qualification
Level
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
Level
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
10
Doctoral Degrees, Higher Doctorates
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas
8
Honours Bachelor Degrees, Higher Diplomas
7
Ordinary Bachelor Degrees
6
Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate
5
Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
4
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
3
Level 3 Certificate, Leaving Certificate
2
Level 2 Certificate
1
Level 1 Certificate
Level
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
Level
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
12
Doctoral Degrees, Professional Apprenticeships, Professional Development Awards (PDA), Award
11
Master's Degrees, Integrated Master's Degrees, Professional Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDAA, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Award
10
Bachelor Degrees with Honours, Professional Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDA, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates, Award
9
Bachelor's/Ordinary Degrees, Technical Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificates, Award
8
Higher National Diplomas (HND), Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Technical Apprenticeship, PDA, SVQ, Award
7
Higher National Certificates (HNC), Modern Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Scottish Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Award
6
Higher Modern Apprenticeships, SVQ, PDA, National Progression Award (NPA)National Certificate, Award
5
National 5, Modern Apprenticeships, SVQ, NPA, National Certificate, Award
4
National 4, SVQ, NPA, National Certificate, Award
3
National 3, NPA, National Certificate, Award
2
National 2, NPA, National Certificate, Award
1
National 1, Award
Level
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Level
Bahrain National Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Award Level 9, BVQ
8
Bachelor's Degree, Professional Award Level 8, BVQ
7
Associate Degree, HND, Professional Award Level 7, BVQ
6
Diploma, ND, Award Level 6, BVQ
5
Advanced School Certificates, Advanced Certificate, Award Level 5, BVQ
4
School Graduation Qualification, Certificate 4, Award Level 4, BVQ
3
Intermediate Certification, Certificate 3, Award Level 3
2
Access 2, Certificate 2
1
Access 1, Certificate 1
Level
Bahrain National Qualifications Framework
Level
Botswana National Credit and Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree, Bachelors Degree with Honours
8
Postgraduate Diploma (University of Botswana), Postgraduate Certificate
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma, BTEP
5
A Levels, Certificate, BNVQF 3, BTEP Advanced Certificate
4
BGCSE, BNVQF 2, Trade Test B
3
BNVQF 1, Trade Test C, BTEP Foundation
2
Junior Certificate, ABEP 4
1
PSLE, ABEP 3, OSEC
Level
Botswana National Credit and Qualifications Framework
Level
Caribbean Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degree
7
Master's Degree
6
Post Graduate Diploma
5
Bachelor's Degree
4
Associate Diploma
3
Diploma
2
Caribbean Examinations Council, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) (two-unit level, subject for subject basis)
1
Caribbean Examinations Council, Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) (above grade III)
-
-
Level
Caribbean Qualification Framework
Level
Ethiopian National Qualification Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degree
8
Graduate Diploma
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma, Advanced Diploma
5
Higher Education Entrance Examination Certificate, Diploma
4
Level 4 Certificate
3
General Education Certificate, Level 3 Certificate
2
Level 2 Certificate
1
Primary School Certificate, Basic Certificate
Access
1-4 Including Adult Basic Education
Level
Ethiopian National Qualification Framework
Level
German Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree, Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Strategic IT Professional
6
Bachelor's Degree, Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Master Craftsman in Industry, Certified Operative Professional
5
Advanced Vocational Qualification, Certified Information Technology Specialist, Certified Motor Vehicle Service Technician
4
Vocational Qualification Certificate. State-Certified Assistant, Leaving Certificate from Full-Time Vocational School
3
Vocational School, State Recognized Training
2
Introductory Qualification, Pre-Vocational Training Year, Vocational Preparation Scheme with Integrated Secondary General School Certificate
1
Pre-Vocational Basic Qualification, School Leaving Certificate
-
Level
German Qualification Framework
Level
Ghana National TVET Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma
6
Bachelor's Degree
5
Higher National Diploma
4
Certificate 2, Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
3
Certificate 1, Basic Education Certificate Examination
2
Proficiency 2
1
Proficiency 1
Level
Ghana National TVET Qualifications Framework
Level
Guyana National Qualifications Framework
5
Postgraduate/ Advanced Professional
4
Bachelor's Degree
3
Diploma, Associate Degree
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
Level
Guyana National Qualifications Framework
Level
Hong Kong Qualification Framework
7
Doctoral Degrees
6
Master's Degrees, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certifiate
5
Bachelor's Degree, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate
4
Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate
3
Diploma, HKALE, HKDSE, Certificate
2
Foundation Certificate, HKCEE, Certificate
1
Foundation Certificate, Certificate
-
Level
Hong Kong Qualification Framework
Level
India National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees, NCC 8
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, NCC 7
8
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, NCC 5
7
Bachelors Degree, Advanced Diploma, NCC 5
6
Bachelors Degree, Advanced Diploma, NCC 2
5
Bachelor's Degree, Diploma, NCC 3
4
Diploma, NCC 2, Grade XII
3
Diploma, NCC 1, Grade XI, A Levels, International Baccalaureate
2
ICSE, National Certificate for Work Preperation 2
1
National Certificate for Work Preparation 1
-
Level
India National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
Level
Kenya National Qualification Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Bachelors Degree, Professional Master Craft Person
7
Bachelors Degree, Master Crafts Person I, Management Professional
6
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Master Crafts Person II, Professional Diploma
5
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate IV, Professional Certificate, Master Crafts Person III
4
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate (IV and III), Artisan Certificate, National Skills Certificate I
3
Bachelor's Degree, National Diploma, Craft Certificate, National Certificate, National Vocational Certificate (IV, III and II), Artisan Certificate, National Skills Certificate II
2
Secondary Certificate, National Vocational Certificate - I, National Skills Certificate II
1
Primary Certificate, Skills for Life
-
Level
Kenya National Qualification Framework
Level
Lesotho Qualifications Framework
10
Doctorate
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
7
Bachelor Degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates
6
National Diplomas
5
National Certificate. National Craft Certificate, Trade Test A, A Levels
4
O Levels, Vocational Training Certificates, Trade Test B
3
Basic Vocational Training, Trade Test C
2
Junior Certificate (JC), Trade Test-operatives
1
Sub-junior Certificate Education and Training
-
Level
Lesotho Qualifications Framework
Level
Malaysian Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate
5
Advanced Diploma
4
Diploma
3
Certificate
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
Level
Malaysian Qualification Framework
Level
Malta Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary
5
Undergraduate Diploma, Undergraduate Certificate, VET Higher Diploma, Foundation Degree
4
Matriculation Certificate, Advanced Level, Intermediate Level, VET Diploma (iv)
3
General Education, SEC Grade 1-5, VET Level 3 (iii)
2
General Education, Level 2, SEC Grade 6-7, VET Level 2 (ii)
1
General Education, Level 1, School Leaving Certificate
B
Introductory Level B
A
Introductory Level A
Level
Malta Qualifications Framework
Level
Mauritian National Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certficate
8
Bachelor with Honours, conversion programmes
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma
5
HSC, A Levels, Baccalaureate, IBAC, Certificate
4
-
3
SC, GCE, O Level
2
-
1
Certificate of Primary Education
Level
Mauritian National Qualifications Framework
Level
Myanmar National Qualifications Framework
8
Post-Doctoral Studies, Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree in Research
6
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Degree
5
Advanced Diploma
4
Diploma, V&T, C/SC4
3
High School Education, V&T, C/SC3
2
Middle School Education, V&T, C/SC2
1
Primary School eduation, V&T C/SC1
-
Level
Myanmar National Qualifications Framework
Level
Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework
6
Doctoral Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate or Master's in Technology, NSQ Level 6
5
Bachelor's Degree, Higher National Diploma, NSQ Level 5
4
National Diploma, Advancde National Technical Certificate, Advanced Business Certificate, NSQ Level 4, National Innovation Diploma
3
Senior School Certificate, National Technical Certificate, National Business Certificate, Labour Trade Certificate 1, NSQ Level 3, NVC 3
2
Labour Trade Certificate 2, NSQ Level 2, NVC 2
1
Pre-vocational Junior School Certificate 3, Labour Trade Certificate 3, NSQ Level 1, NVC 1
-
Level
Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework
Level
Pakistan Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degree (If bachelor studied for 4 years)
6
Master's Degree (If bachelor studies for less than 4 years), Bachelor's Degree with Honours
5
Ordinary Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree
4
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
3
Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
-
-
Level
Pakistan Qualification Framework
Level
Rwanda Qualifications Framework
7
Doctoral Degrees
6
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
5
Bachelor's Degree with Honours
4
Ordinary Bachelor's Degree
3
Advanced Diploma in Higher Education
2
Diploma in Higher Education
1
Certificate of Higher Education
-
-
-
-
Level
Rwanda Qualifications Framework
Level
Republic of Cameroon (Unofficial) National Qualification Framework
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas
6
Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Bachelor's Degrees, Diploma
5
Higher National Diploma, Superior Technician Diploma, Associate Degree, General University Diploma
4
Technician Diploma, Technician Certificate, General Certification of Education Advanced Level
3
Technician Diploma, Technician Certificate, General Certification of Education Ordinary Level
2
General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (at least 6 subjects with a final result of Grade A, B or C)
1
Professional Aptitude Certificate (CAP)
-
Level
Republic of Cameroon (Unofficial) National Qualification Framework
Level
Sierra Leone (Unofficial) Qualifications Framework
Doctoral Degrees
Master's Degrees
Bachelor Degree Honours, Bachelor Degree General
Foundation Degree, International Baccalaureate, A-Level (Cambridge Overseas), Higher National Diploma (From a recognised Institute)
West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) (C6 or above in 5-6 subjects), Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) (Grades A-C or 1-6), GCE O-Level
-
-
-
-
Level
Sierra Leone (Unofficial) Qualifications Framework
Level
South African Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees, Master's Degree Professional, Bachelor's of Veterinary Science
8
Bachelor's Degree with Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Occupational Certificate Level 8
7
Bachelor's Degree, Advanced Diploma, Occupational Certificate Level 7
6
Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 6
5
Higher Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 5
4
National Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 4
3
Intermediate Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 3
2
Elementary Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 2
1
General Certificate, Occupational Certificate Level 1
-
Level
South African Qualifications Framework
Level
Tanzania Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's (Technology) Degree, Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Level 4
8
Vocational Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor's (Technology) Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Professional Level 3
7
Higher Vocational Diploma, Higher Diploma, Professional Level 2
6
Ordinary Vocational Diploma, Ordinary Diploma, Professional Level 1
5
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, Advanced Vocational Certificate, Technician Certificate, Technician Level 2
4
Certificate of Secondary Education, Vocational Certificate, Basic Technician Certificate, Technician Level 1
3
Basic Vocational Certificate
2
VET Level 1
1
Certificate of Primary Education
Level
Tanzania Qualifications Framework
Level
The Gambia Skills Qualification Framework
8
-
7
-
6
-
5
-
4
Level 4 Qualifications
3
Level 3 Practical and Level 3 Qualifications
2
Level 2 Practical and Level 2 Qualifications
1
Level 1 Practical and Level 1 Qualifications
Entry
Level
Foundation Level Qualifications
Level
The Gambia Skills Qualification Framework
Level
Trinidad and Tobago National Qualifications Framework
7
Doctoral Degree
6
Master's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Qualifications
5
Baccalaureate, Bachelor's Degree, Honours Degree, Graduate Diploma
4
Associate Degree, Higher National Diploma
3
Diploma
2
Certificate
1
Certificate
-
Level
Trinidad and Tobago National Qualifications Framework
Level
Uganda National Qualifications Framework
-
5
Higher Diploma (OD)
4
Ordinary Diploma (OD)
3
Advanced Certificate of Education, A Levels, Certificate 3
2
Certificate of Education Grades 1-6, Certificate 2
1
Certificate of Education Grades 7-9, Certificate 1
Entry
Level
Worker's PASS Transcript
Level
Uganda National Qualifications Framework
Level
Vietnamese National Qualifications Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees
6
Bachelor's Degree Honours/Ordinary Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate
5
Diploma, Associate Degree
4
Intermediate
3
Certificate 3
2
Certificate 2
1
Certificate 1
Level
Vietnamese National Qualifications Framework
Level
The Zambia Qualifications Framework
10
Doctoral Degrees
9
Master's Degrees
8
Postgraduate Diploma
7
Bachelor's Degree
6
Diploma
5
Level 5 Certificate
4
Level 4 Certificate
3
Level 3 Certificate
2B
Senior Secondary Education Certificate, A Levels, Advanced Highers, Scottish Highers
2A
Junior Secondary Education Certificate, School Certificate (Grades 1-6)
1
Grade 7 Certificate
-
Level
The Zambia Qualifications Framework
Level
Zimbabwe Qualification Framework
8
Doctoral Degrees
7
Master's Degrees
6
Bachelor's Degree with Honours, Bachelor's Degree, Postgraduate Diploma
5
-
4
-
3
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, General Certificate of Education at Advanced level
2
Certificate of Education, General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level
-
-
Level
Zimbabwe Qualification Framework
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