Now in its 45th edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers.
Publisher's note -- References -- How to use this book -- Index of abbreviations and designatory letters -- Part 1. Introduction: Education reform; Foundation degrees; Policy and regulation; Quality assurance; Qualification frameworks -- Part 2. Teaching establishments: Further and higher education; Further and higher education institutions; England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Universities and HE Colleges; Institutions receiving funding from Higher Education Funding Council for England; Universities receiving funding from the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland; Higher education institutions receiving funding from the Scottish Funding Council; Institutions receiving funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; Other HE organizations -- Part 3. Qualifications: Introduction; Definition of common terms; Accrediting regulatory bodies; England; Scotland; Validating, examining and awarding bodies/organizations; ABC awards; AQA; ASDAN; City & guilds; Edexcel Foundation; EDI plc; NCFE; OCR; WJEC -- Part 4. Qualifications awarded in universities: Admission to degree courses; Higher education institutes (HEIs); The Open University; Business schools; Awards; First degrees; Higher degrees; Foundation degrees; Honorary degrees; Diplomas and certificates of higher education; Postgraduate diplomas and certificates; Postgraduate courses; Business schools; First awards; Higher awards --
Part 5. Qualifications awarded by professional and trade associations: The functions of professional associations; Qualifications; Study; Protection of members' interests; Membership of professional associations; Qualifying associations; Examinations and requirements; Gaining professional qualifications -- Part 6. Bodies accrediting independent institutions: The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC); The British Council; The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC); The Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE) -- Part 7. Study associations and the 'learned societies: Occupational associations; List of study associations and learned societies
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