Evaluating International Qualifications

This session has been designed to give those dealing with international qualifications a better understanding of how they compare to UK qualifications, and national and regional frameworks internationally. The emphasis will vary depending on the delivery location and the needs of the audience.


The session will help delegates read and understand education documents and therefore be able to evaluate them. The documents considered will be from vocational, secondary and HE levels and the case studies used will include documents in the original language as well as translations into English. Evaluation methodologies will be discussed. Different education systems will be explored. Qualification frameworks and their development and significance will be considered, and also the evaluation of qualifications that are not aligned to frameworks.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for university and college staff involved with entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and professional credential evaluators, in the UK or internationally. The course will also be useful to people from professional bodies, nationality and immigration solicitors, recruiters, work permit and visa agencies, and careers/guidance/refugee advisers. The balance and emphasis of the content can be adjusted, if the training group has particular requirements.


The key objectives of the training are to:

  • Understand how to apply credential evaluation and assessment theory to reach a final decision regarding qualification comparability
  • Understand how the status of an institution may affect the result of a comparison
  • Explore the relevance and significance of academic and vocational education and training systems
  • Understand qualification frameworks and their significance
  • In international contexts, understand and effectively apply techniques of triangulation

Support Materials

Delegates will receive a training manual in either print or electronic form to support the interactive training session. The databases will be used and referred to.

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The standard cost to attend a scheduled Training Workshop is £275 + VAT per person.

If you are a member then you may have complimentary training places that can be used for these Workshops so that you can attend for free. Your Power User at your institution or your account manager can give you more information, or email [email protected].

If you would like to set up a session of this course for a group of colleagues, in a UK or international location, then please email us.