|Shaw Academy courses are now officially accredited and internationally recognized to the highest educational standards. As of July 2017, all Shaw Academy Professional Higher Diploma programmes are credit-rated to EQF Level 5 by Edinburgh Napier University.
The Shaw Academy Professional Higher Diploma - EQF Level 5 - will change even more students’ lives and is directly transferable across the globe from both an academic, professional and vocational perspective. EQF Level 5 is the equivalent to an Associate Degree (USA), AQF Level Six (Australia), NQF Level Six (South Africa) & OQF Level Eight (Canada). The European Qualifications Framework encourages lifelong learning by promoting the validation of education.
This is applicable when you complete the Advanced course with us. For proof of listing on EQF, visit www.scqf.org.uk and scroll down to “Search the Database”, then enter “Shaw Academy” within the owner section. As we are credit-rated by Edinburgh Napier University, all our ratings are listed on the SCQF – the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework.
For USA equivalent - https://www.nuffic.nl/en/publications/find-a-publication/education-system-united-states.pdf - and go to page 4. Here it states that an EQF Level 4/5 is the equivalent of an Associate Degree in the USA.