2.What is the difference between a Statement of Comparability and English Language Assessment?
The UK DETC Statement of Comparability is an officially recognised document that confirms the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK, irrespective of it being an academic, vocational or professional award. It does not contain any information on the medium of instruction.
The English Language Assessment assesses whether an individual's English language proficiency is equivalent to CEFR level A1, B1, B2 or C1, based on completion of an English language test or academic qualifications taught in English. This service comments only on English proficiency and does not include information on the comparable level of the award.
A Statement of Comparability can contain several qualifications and you may submit as many relevant, completed qualifications as you hold as part of one application. UK DETC charges per Statement, not per qualification.
3.What documents should I send?
For the Statement of Comparability you need to submit a photocopy or scanned version of your final certificate / diploma and transcripts (mark sheets) for each qualification you wish to have assessed.
For the English Language Assessment you need to submit a photocopy or scanned version of your final certificate / diploma, transcripts (mark sheets), and a letter from the institution where you studied, confirming that your qualification was taught in English. If these are not in English, you will also need to submit a photocopy or scanned version of a certified English translation.
For the Career Path Report you need to submit a photocopy or scanned version of your final certificate / diploma and transcripts (mark sheets). If these are not in English, you will also need to submit a photocopy or scanned version of a certified English translation. Please note we do not accept original documentation.
Yes, during the online application process, you will be given the opportunity to upload scanned copies of documents electronically. You can submit by email attachments all documents if necessary.
This is an additional document which confers no greater authority than the Statement of Comparability already received. Nor does it contain any additional information. It is the same information, in a different format that is designed solely for framing and displaying should you wish to do so. Please note that each Certificate can only contain one qualification and any additional information that is included on your Statement of Comparability will not be included on the Certificate.