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National Information Centres

The European National Information Centre for the United Kingdom
UK ENIC

Suffolk House

68-70 Suffolk Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 2ED
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 871 330 7033
Fax: +44 (0) 871 330 7005
E-mail: ENIC_NARIC@enic.org.uk
Web Site: http://www.enic.org.uk/
Contact person: Paul Norris, Head of UK ENIC

National education bodies

Department for Education

The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

Link(s): English

System of education

Primary and secondary education
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Link(s): English
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Subsidary level (AS level) and Advanced level (A level)
Link(s): English
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Link(s): English
Qualifications Wales
Link(s): English
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
Link(s): English
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) (Northern Ireland)
Link(s): English

University education

Further and higher education, skills and vocational training
Link(s): English
Higher education courses
Link(s): English

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
Link(s): English

Post-secondary non-university education

Further education courses
Link(s): English
Courses and qualifications for 14-19 year olds
Link(s): English
Qualifications in Scotland
Link(s): English
Register of Regulated Qualifications - Ofqual
Link(s): English
Accredited qualifications in Scotland
Link(s): English
Qualifications in Wales (QiW)
Link(s): English

Recognised higher education institutions

Recognised and Listed Bodies

Recognised and Listed Bodies Orders are official lists of all Recognised Bodies (institutions with degree awarding powers) and Listed Bodies (institutions which may deliver courses leading to a qualification from a Recognised Body) in the UK.

The Office for Students (OfS) Register

The Register lists all the English higher education providers officially registered by the Office for Students, the independent regulator of higher education in England.

Link(s): English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Academic and Vocational Qualifications
Link(s): English
Professional Qualifications
Link(s): English

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees
Link(s): English, English

Qualifications Framework

Framework

What qualification levels mean
Link(s): English
Register of Regulated Qualifications - Ofqual
Link(s): English
Qualification and credit frameworks
Link(s): English
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
Link(s): English
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Link(s): English
Qualifications and Credit Framework and National Qualifications Framework (archived)
Link(s): English

Self Evaluation Report


Link(s): English

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Individual universities
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Additional information:

In the UK, individual universities are responsible for issuing the Diploma Supplement to their students.  They may also choose to issue a document called the "HEAR" (Higher Education Achievements Report) which the European Commission confirmed as being compatible with the Diploma Supplement format.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

HEAR reference pack

Reference pack including chart of the national education system and description of the education system.

Link(s): English

Access to higher education

Verification sources