UK NARIC - the National Agency responsible for information, advice, data and informed opinion on qualifications from outside the UK

Europass - the UK?s national Europass Centre - removing barriers to work and study in Europe

The Centre for Professional Qualifications (CPQ) provides advice and guidance on professional qualifications and their recognition in the UK, EU and globally, and is the UK National Assistance Centre for Directives 2005/36/EC and 2013/55/EU.

ECVET - the National Contact Point for England improving the mobility of those holding vocational qualifications across Europe

ReferNet - the European network offering comparable information on Vocational Education and Training across Europe

ECCTIS - improving the understanding and value of qualifications

UK NARIC's International Admissions Seminar - Canada - 17/10/2019

UK NARIC’s International Admissions Seminar (in Partnership with British Council, IELTS) aims to provide a deeper understanding of key markets, determining student suitability and ability, risk management and counter fraud.

The day will cover:

  • Understanding qualifications and evaluating applications: in-depth

  • Understanding accreditation

  • How to get the best out of UK NARIC resources

  • Using official sources to inform decisions and reduce risk

  • Recognising fraudulent documentation with practical exercises

Understanding qualifications and evaluating applications: in-depth

Central to the admissions function is the assessment of individual applications, each comprising a person’s qualifications (composed of particular modules/specialisms), together with evidence of skills and experience. This leads to decisions on suitability and ability. This session looks in-depth at how some of the common international qualifications can be assessed, and in particular examines qualifications that are often found confusing.

Understanding accreditation

Accreditation is a core concept in validating and recognising qualifications. This session aims to build a deeper understanding of accreditation, so that you are confident in your handling of diverse qualifications, institutions and countries and the judgements you make about these. Models of accreditation are explained, and typologies of institutions. Current topics of concern are addressed: areas where accreditation does not exist (including crisis zones); private providers; and high risk countries.

Using official sources to inform decisions and reduce risk

There are many very useful official information and data sources to help you research and evaluate qualifications, to check applications, and to guide your decision-making. Evidencing your use of authoritative sources provides justification and support for your decisions. This session reviews many very good sources that you can use: Ministry websites; awarding bodies; verification providers; official national statistics (including in some cases national grade distributions). We also review and evaluate some of the non-official rankings and data sites and consider how these might be used.

The training is practical with useful techniques. A range of country examples will be considered throughout the day.


Attendees will receive a UK NARIC certificate of attendance.

You can view the full programme and timetable.


Do please email us on events@naric.org.uk if you need more information.

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