Secondary and Higher Education in China

Secondary and Higher Education in China

China represents a key market for UK higher education with numbers of student admissions increasing considerably in recent years. This interactive session will give an in-depth focus on the structure of the Chinese education system at both secondary and higher education level.

Key qualifications considered in the session include:

  • The Senior Secondary School Diploma, including the Huikao and Academic Proficiency Test

  • The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (Gaokao)

  • Higher education qualifications including the Zhuanke and Benke / Bachelor degrees.

The session includes practical guidelines on the interpretation and understanding of educational documentation from these countries and makes international comparisons with the UK system. It will also include opportunity to explore how our online resources can support admissions decisions.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for university and college staff involved with entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The course will also be useful to people from professional bodies, nationality & immigration solicitors, recruiters, work permit and visa agencies, careers / guidance / refugee and asylum seekers advisers.


The key objectives of the training are to:

  • Achieve an understanding of the structure of the education systems of China, including secondary and higher education and how these compare with the UK's education system

  • Recognise some key Chinese characters which appear on original language documentation

  • Develop other practical skills to assist in identifying and classifying qualifications from China by engaging with genuine documents

  • Troubleshoot key problems which arise when assessing qualifications from China

  • Learn how to make the most of our online resources to support admissions decisions for students from China.

Support materials

Delegates will receive a copy of all materials used. Delegates completing the course will also receive a certificate of completion. 

Book on this course

Please complete the following online form and you will receive an email confirming your registration.
The standard cost to attend a scheduled Training Workshop for members is £225 (excl.VAT), for non-members is £275 (excl. VAT).

*Please note, payment by invoice is only available to UK ENIC members. If you are not a member, you must pay by card.


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