QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORKS  

    EDUVISA Graduate School of Management, guided by its international qualification accreditation and certification requirements, follows a Modular Academic Curriculum approach which incorporates a Two-tier Accreditation System based on a Theoretical Module Phase (UniQual) (IQF) consisting of curriculum prescribed Module Tests followed by a Moderated Assignment (Ofqual-ATHE) (RQF) Phase. 

    All learning materials and modules are aligned against specific learning criteria specified by Ofqual (UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in the UK via Ofqual registered award bodies including ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) which are inter alia responsible for the external verification of EDUVISA programmes.

    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: 

    • NQF = SAQA National Qualification Framework (South Africa) (Ofqual/SAQA Articulation)
    • RQF = Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (United Kingdom) 
    • SCQF = Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (Scotland)
    • 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) 
    • CHEACouncil 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.

     

    UNIQUAL CERTIFICATION

    The IQF academic regulatory framework is a quality instrument that ensures that curriculum requirements, as laid down by ATHE (regulated by UK-Ofqual) maps 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 in order 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).

     

    ATHE-OFQUAL CERTIFICATION

    ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and the other 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.

     

    FHEQ - UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

    The Frameworks 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 and below; for Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees, the same guidelines apply across the UK, Europe and most countries which follows a similar qualification framework than the United Kingdom including most Commonwealth Countries and English-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (See Table).

     

    COMPARISON OF QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORKS

    UNIQUAL-EDUVISA (IQF)
    SAQA (NQF)
    UK-OFQUAL ATHE (RQF)
    UK-FHEQ
    Master's Top-Up Degree (Level 7+)
    Master's Degree (Level 9)
    Extended Diploma in  Strategic Management (Level 7+)
    Master's Degree / Integrated Master's Degree
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man) (Level 7)
    Honours Degree (Level 8)
    Extended Diploma in  Strategic Management (Level 7)
    Master's Degree / Integrated Master's Degree
    Graduate Diploma in Management (GDip.Man) (Level 6)
    Bachelor 3rd Year (Level 7 )
    Extended Diploma in Business Management (Level 6)
    Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
    Higher Diploma in Management (HDip.Man) (Level 5)
    Bachelor 2nd Year (Level 6)
    Extended Diploma in Business & Management (Level 5)
    Foundation Degree 
    Diploma in Management (Dip.Man) (Level 4)
    Bachelor 1st Year (Level 5)
    Extended Diploma in Business & Management (Level 5) (RQF)
    Certificate of Higher Education
    Diploma in Higher Education Access (Dip.HEA) Level 3+)
    Grade 12 Certificate (Level 4)
    Access to Higher Education Diploma
    Higher National Certificate