OFQUAL QUALIFICATION ARTICULATION   

     

    EDUVISA Graduate School of Management, guided by its international qualification accreditation and certification requirements, follows a Modular Academic Curriculum approach that incorporates a Formative Theory Assessment (Uniqual) (IQF) supplemented by a Summative Assessment (Ofqual) (RQF) component and a BBA-Hons or MBA Capstone AssessmentAll learning materials and modules are articulated against specific learning criteria specified by Ofqual (UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) that regulates qualifications, examinations, and assessments in the UK.  All the EDUVISA Ofqual (RQF) articulated qualifications are listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England. 

    The Uniqual (IQF) articulated curricula ensure that EDUVISA supplements Ofqual-regulated (RQF) subject contents with additional subject matter that may be required in terms of curriculum guidelines associated with local or regional universities and business schools.

    These standards ensure that students who study with EDUVISA receive a high-quality education along with a certification that is recognised globally by government-regulated universities, employers, government-regulated qualification and accreditation frameworks including the following: 

    • RQF = Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (United Kingdom) 
    • IQF = Uniqual Integrated Qualifications Framework (International)
    • SCQF = Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (Scotland)
    • NQF = SAQA National Qualification Framework (South Africa) (See Ofqual/SAQA Articulation)
    • CQFW = Credit and Qualifications Framework (Wales)
    • CCEA = Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (Northern Ireland)
    • FHEQ= Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK degree-awarding bodies
    • EQF = European Qualification Framework (EU)
    • AQF = Australian Qualification Framework (Australia)
    • NARIC = National Recognition Information Centre (UK)
    • CICIC = Centre for International Credentials (Canada) 
    • CHEA - Council of Higher Education (USA)
    • ACBSP = Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (USA)
    • BAC = British Accreditation Council (UK)

    Please mouse-click on Admission Questions & Answers to clarify the verification and recognition of foreign qualifications relevant to your country of residence.

     

    OFQUAL BENCHMARK CERTIFICATION

    Ofqual (UK) and international regulators and provides accreditation to 200+ recognised academic centres in over 35 countries. ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications including Business and Management, Law, Computing and Healthcare that aligns with established university curricula. ATHE qualifications are approved as academic progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s (BBA) and Master’s (MBA) Top-Up Degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for students.

    Students who thus achieve an EDUVISA qualification are automatically mapped against a standard UK Higher Education Qualification Framework. Universities can, therefore, award credits against the EDUVISA (ATHE-based) study programmes to allow exemptions from large parts of their formal programmes. EDUVISA and ATHE have pre-agreed arrangements with certain universities to provide credits against programmes either on-campus or off-campus. Mouse-click on ‘University Top-Up’ for more details.

     

    EDUVISA UNIQUAL CERTIFICATION

    The IQF academic regulatory framework is a quality instrument utilised by EDUVISA that ensures that curriculum requirements, as laid down by UK-Ofqual map to the curriculum content and assessment standards associated with leading universities and business schools (University Top-Up). UniQual also monitors the integration of RQF (UK), SQF (Scotland), CHEA (USA), NQF (SA), AQF (Aus), EQF (EU) or alternative curriculum module components into the basic UK-Ofqual curriculum to prepare the learner/student for the specific business environment of his/her region of origin at undergraduate (BA, BSc, BA-Hons) and post-graduate level (MBA, MSc). This ensures that the learner/student is provided with a management qualification that is academically acceptable and professionally relevant on a global scale as well as a regional scale.

    The EDUVISA Graduate Programme typically consists of a Theoretical Module Phase (Extensive Module Tests) that leads to a Diploma in Management (Dip.Man) (L4) (IQF), Higher Diploma in Management (HDip.Man) (L5) (IQF), Graduate Diploma in Management (GDip.Man) (L6) (IQF) or Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man (L6) (IQF). Completion of the Theoretical Module Phase qualifies the student to optionally complete the Moderated Assignment Phase (Verified Assignment Submissions) that leads to an Ofqual-ATHE (RQF) qualification which again provides the student with access to the final BBA/MBA Top-Up Phase at a university or business school of choice (Mouse-click on Assessment Guidelines).

    As such the IQF can be seen as a "benchmark" that guarantees that the student covers a truly "international generic management curriculum". This ensures that the student, in addition to a UK-orientated BBA/MBA Degree, incorporates curriculum components of both regional as well as international benchmark qualification frameworks and /or universities. It also positions the student to meet the requirements of employment agencies and employers irrespective of where the student may find him/herself in the world. Qualification alignment also incorporates government-regulated award institutions like the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

     

    FHEQ - UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

    The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-awarding Bodies (FHEQ) includes guidelines for Higher Education (HE) (University) qualifications in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and in Scotland for Bachelor's Degrees. For Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees, the same guidelines apply across the UK, Europe and most countries that follow a similar qualification framework to the United Kingdom including most Commonwealth Countries and English-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

     

    ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK LEVELS 

    EDUVISA GLOBAL UNITED KINGDOM SOUTH AFRICA SCOTLAND EUROPEAN UNION
    UNIQUAL (IQF)  OFQUAL (RQF) SAQA (NQF) SCQF  EU COUNCIL (EQF) 
    8 8 10 12 8
    7 / 7+ 7 9 11 7
    6 6 8 9 6
    5 / 5+ 5 7 8 5+
    4 4 6 7 5
    3 3 5 6 4

     

     

     

    EDUVISA (IQF) (Formative Module Assessment) 
     
    EDUVISA (RQF) (Summative Programme Assessment)
     
    CAPSTONE  (University Assessment)
     
    UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION
    (Level 3) (IQF)
    Diploma in Higher Education Access (Dip.HEA) 
     
     
    (Level 4) (IQF) 
    Diploma in Management (Dip.Man) 
     
     
     
    (Level 5) (IQF)
    Higher Diploma in Management (HDip.Man) 
    (Level 6) (IQF)
    Graduate Diploma in Management (GDip.Man) 
    +
    (Level 6) (RQF) (Moderated Examination)
    Extended Diploma in  Management  (EDip.Man)
    +
    (Level 6) (RQF) 
    BA-Hons Year (Completed at University of choice
    =
    BBA-Hons Degree
    Awarded by University of choice
    (Level 7) (IQF)
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man) 
    +
    (Level 7) (RQF) (Moderated Examination)
    Extended Diploma in  Management  (EDip.Man)
    +
    MBA Capstone (Only Dissertation)
    Completed at University of choice
    =
    MBA-Degree
    Awarded by the University of choice
    PhD (Research Dissertation)
    =
    PhD-Degree
    Awarded by the University of choice