UK NARIC is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide.

As the National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, we provide the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.

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23 Comments on “About”

  1. UK NARIC says:

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  2. Would you mind if I shared this post on my webpage? I would certainly give you credit and a link back to your webpage. Thanks, and if possible let me know here, or email me!

    • UK NARIC says:

      Yep, feel free!

      • Bob says:

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  4. Hannah Bassi says:

    I finished BA in mass communication in Manila, philippines. I’m planning to study child psychology here in Norwich, UK. What do I need to do to convert my diploma to get credits when I go back to uni.

    • UK NARIC says:

      In the first instance, it’s best to speak to the university directly about their requirements- if they need evidence from UK NARIC about the comparable level of your degree from the Philippines, then a Statement of Comparability would be the service to apply for. Once the UK NARIC assessment is complete, the university in Norwich will be able to decide on a suitable level of credit transfer. Please note that the decision to admit / reject an applicant lies entirely with the university.

  5. Kerry says:

    I am studying a South African BCom and see that to query the UK comparison, I need to have completed my degree. I will only be finished studying next year May (2014) but would like to know now what the equivalent for my qualification will be now? Please advise how I can do this?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      We can confirm as per your email that we are only able to provide a written assessment of completed qualifications. Whilst we are unfortunately unable to comment on qualifications or institutions via email or provide comparability statements by email, you can call us on (0044) (0)871 330 7033, Monday to Friday (between 9:00am and 5:00pm), to speak to an Information Adviser and they will be happy to provide a verbal comparison over the telephone.

      I hope this information is of assistance to you. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

  6. Vaida says:

    Hello, I would like to know- I have a semi-permanent make up diploma in English language . My cours i’v done in the uk. I need to verified my diploma for work in the uk or not? This company for work using product’s which are maded in Germany.thank you!

    • UK NARIC says:


      The best thing to do is call us on +44 (0)871 330 7033 to discuss whether the qualifications could be recognised.

      UK NARIC

  7. Silvana Hoxha says:

    Hi,I work in a primary school as a learning support assistant and I need to know What is Diploma on Higher Education (certified by NARIC) equivalent to?,thank you.

    • UK NARIC says:

      The Diploma of Higher Education (known as the DipHE) is a QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework, the UK’s national qualification framework) level 5 award. For more details on the QCF, please see http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Qualsboundaries09.pdf A DipHE is a higher education award, usually obtained after 2 to 3 years of study at a British University. Transfer onto a Bachelor degree is common, usually requiring one more years’ study.

      • nazma says:

        hello ,uk naric ,
        i applying for ilr .already i gave life in uk test .and i need to sit b1 test as well.i have master degree from Dhaka University ( Bangladesh).if i compare that masters certificate from you ..still i need to Sit for B1 exam?some body said to me if it is approved by uk Naric ,you dont need to sit for B1.is it right?please inform me on (bdtoki@yahoo.com).i will apply as soon as possible.

      • UK NARIC says:

        Hi there, thanks for the query. A list of the approved English tests accepted by the Home Office can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261533/new-approved-english-tests.pdf Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate your English proficiency by using your overseas degree- details on our English Language Assessment service can be found at: http://www.ecctis.co.uk/naric/individuals/Compare%20Qualifications/English%20Language%20Assessment.aspx I hope this helps. Best regards, UK NARIC

  8. Fouzia hoq says:

    I have completed my masters in management.I want to get a graduation certificate form NARIC.If I will send my all educational certificate how many days it will take to sent me graduation certificate and the processing how I can apply .please let md know the way.

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi, once we have payment and all your documents it takes up to 15 working days. More information about applying can be found on this page http://bit.ly/16JkKiU and what to send can be found on this page http://bit.ly/16j2VUG.

      Good luck

  9. Geoff says:

    Hello, my wife has achieved a Bsc in Commerce (taught in English 4 year course) from a uni in the Philippines. Does anyone know or have a good idea if this this would satisfy the new English Language skills (October 2013) needed to apply for Indefinate Leave to remain.

    Thanks in advance,

    • UK NARIC says:

      The UK NARIC English Language Assessment was devised to help provide an indication of English language proficiency for Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS. We have spoken to the UK Home Office about whether it could be used to support an application for settlement and naturalisation in the UK and we are awaiting a reply.

      We would therefore advise you to check with the Home Office directly (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/contact/enquiries/).

      When we have received an update from the Home office we will publish this information.

  10. Antonio Dias says:

    I have a security guard card from Portugal.
    What can i do to make it valid to work in the U K?

    • UK NARIC says:

      It is probably best to get in touch with the UK’s National Contact Point for Professional Qualifications UKNCP; http://www.ukncp.org.uk

  11. julia tang says:

    10/12/2013 at 3:00 pm
    I want to know that the diploma of Xi An University of Science and Technology(in China) in the UK admittde or not?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Further to this I can confirm that Xi’an University of Science and Technology is a recognised institution in China. Unfortunately we cannot comment on your individual award as we have not seen it. UK universities are autonomous, as such the decision as to whether a course meets their requirements is taken at their discretion. If you wish to apply for a Statement of Comparability please see the link to our website below:


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