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A Certificate of Higher Education (Cert.H.E./CertHE)
is a higher education qualification in the United Kingdom.It is awarded after one year
of full-time study (or equivalent) at a university or other higher education institution, or
two years of part-time study. A CertHE is an independent tertiary award,
an award in its own right, and students can study for a CertHE in various academic disciplines. At Level 4 on the national qualifications
framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the CertHE is the academic equivalent
of the more vocational Higher National Certificate. Prior to 2015 it was equivalent to an NVQ
Level 4. In Scotland, a CertHE is at Level 7 on the
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.A CertHE is not externally regulated but is
accredited by a university itself. On completion, students are permitted to use
the postnominals CertHE after their name, sometimes followed by the course name in brackets
and the University from which they earned their qualification. Sometimes, having a CertHE can exempt the
holder from some of the requirements of a bachelor’s degree; for example, it might reduce
the length of study by one or two years, or reduce the number of courses necessary to
complete the qualification. A CertHE is worth 120 credits; 60 within the
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System(ECTS). A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) is worth
240 credits (120 ECTS), of which 120 credits must be at Level 4 with a minimum of 80 credits
at Level 5. A DipHE is equivalent to the first two years
of an undergraduate degree.An undergraduate degree comprises a minimum of 360 credits.==See also==
Education in the United Kingdom

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