For more information about the articles on this page please e-mail: communications@ecctis.co.uk

Read our latest news and latest announcements:

Covid-19 update: back to school?

September marked the beginning of the new academic year in many countries. As some students returned to classrooms and campuses, for others education continues to be disrupted by the pandemic.

According to UNESCO, schools across Europe are now open, as nationwide closures have come to an end. However, schools remain closed at a national level over 30 countries worldwide, mainly in Latin America, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and East Africa. Localised closures are also in place in some countries, as they try to contain local outbreaks.

Exams and assessments that were due to take place between April and June have now mostly been concluded. Postponed exams have been held or grades have been issued based on other forms of assessment. Postponed WAEC exams were completed by the end of September in Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. In Malta, exams for the Matriculation Certificate also took place in September, postponed from May. This month, A level exams will go ahead in Sri Lanka, delayed from August. There is still uncertainty about when exams will be held for the Higher School Certificate in Bangladesh.

The end of the year brings another busy period for exams, particularly in the southern hemisphere. We will be tracking any delays or changes to these exams as they are announced on our blog: Charting the impact of COVID-19 on UK admissions and recruitment

20/10/2020 17:14:00
Our GlobalEd Forum: 2 weeks of live online events, discussion panels, 30 November to 10 December

Twitter   LinkedIn   Facebook   Reddit   Tumblr   Email   Whatsapp    Share this article

To further strengthen our web-based resources for members during the continuing COVID difficulties, UK NARIC is launching 2 weeks of online talks, topical mini-training sessions, and live discussion panels, to run from 30 November to 10 December.

Our UK NARIC GlobalEd Forum is an international online event that will run across time zones, with live discussions hosted from the UK and also from our new support bases in India and Australia.

In addition to live events, members can also visit our Forum web pages any time and view a selection of 'Bites' - short pre-recorded 15-minute video briefings and mini-training sessions - easily digested and fitted into your day.

Members will receive, free of charge, an 'access all areas' online pass for the entire 2-week event. You can register your interest now: events@naric.org.uk  Non-members can also email this address to purchase a 2-week pass for just £99+VAT.

Live online discussion panels will cover a range of topics, including: managing recruitment agents; the new National Education Policy in India; transnational education (TNE); and an open Q&A on qualification evaluation.

There will be pre-recorded Bites on a wide variety of subjects, such as confirming GCSE English and Maths from other school awards; hints on detecting and combating fraud; India Standard XII and state boards; qualification verification; finding your way around the UK NARIC databases; refugee skills evaluation; and digital credentials.

Registering your interest will ensure you receive emailed updates about the programme, as individual sessions and guest contributors are confirmed.

Are you a member with knowledge to share with your intled colleagues? Perhaps you would like to contribute to the event or take part in a panel? Please email eleni.banti@naric.org.uk

Are you a company or organisation operating services in the international education space? Do you have expertise to share in the discussion? Would you like to contribute or sponsor a Bite of interesting content, or take part in a live panel? Email eleni.banti@naric.org.uk

Look out for further updates about the Forum in future editions of this newsletter.

08/09/2020 11:26:00
New themed webinar Course Packs launched

Twitter   LinkedIn   Facebook   Reddit   Tumblr   Email   Whatsapp    Share this article

UK NARIC has launched a series of webinar Course Packs. Each pack comprises a set of recorded UK NARIC training webinars, selected by our lead trainers around a central theme, to make a coherent online mini-course that can be done anytime.

The new packs give an easy-to-purchase, low-cost, and easy-to-use training option for credential evaluators and admissions teams. The content is focused and relevant.

Our lead trainers have put together the following recommended Course Packs:

Pack 1: Introduction Pack - Evaluating international qualifications; Combating education fraud; Briefing on the Indian secondary education system; Briefing on Chinese upper secondary education

Pack 2: Undergraduate Admissions Pack - Briefing on the non-traditional qualifications used for entry in higher education in the UK; Briefing on the Indian secondary education system; Briefing on Chinese upper secondary education; Briefing on standardised test in the USA education system

Pack 3: Postgraduate Admissions Pack - Briefing on the long-cycle programmes in the French education system; Pakistan: When is a Bachelor a Bachelor, and when is a Master's a Master's?; Briefing on higher education in China

Pack 4: Asia Pack - Briefing on the Indian secondary education system; Briefing on Chinese upper secondary education; Pakistan: When is a Bachelor a Bachelor, and when is a Master's a Master's?; Briefing on higher education in China; Briefing on the Indonesian education system: high school exams, institutional status and university rankings

Pack 5: ‘Big Markets’ Pack - Briefing on the Indian secondary education system; Briefing on Chinese upper secondary education; Briefing on higher education in China; Briefing on the upper secondary and higher education system in Nigeria

Users are also able to choose the Pick-your-own Pack option, meaning they can create their own customised packs to suit their needs using any of our recorded training sessions.

The new course packs also give opportunities for users to save on the costs of buying individual recordings:

•    Course Pack of three webinars for £125.00 + VAT (saving of £25.00*)
•    Course Pack of four webinars
for £160.00 + VAT (saving of £40.00*)
•    Course Pack of five webinars
for £190.00 + VAT (saving of £60.00*)

(*Saving compared to the price of buying three, four or five recorded webinars individually)

We will be looking to create additional new course packs using recordings of upcoming webinars, so keep an eye on our training schedule web page for updates on future webinar sessions.

If you would like advice on which recorded session or packs would be most appropriate for your needs, please contact us at sales@naric.org.uk

The full list of recorded webinars (paid-for and free) in our library is as follows - Clearing special: how to get the most out of UK NARIC's services; Pakistan: when is a Bachelor a Bachelor, and when is a Master's a Master's?; Briefing on higher education in China; Combating education fraud: how to spot fake qualifications giving access to undergraduate programmes – an interactive webinar; The online learning regulatory landscape in Malaysia and Dubai; Briefing on standardised test in the USA education system; Briefing on the long-cycle programmes in the French education system; TNE Models of online learning delivery: Arizona State University and University of London Worldwide; English for Admissions - the current landscape; Evaluating international qualifications; Combating education fraud; Briefing on the non-traditional qualifications used for entry in higher education in the UK; Briefing on the Indian secondary education system; Briefing on the upper secondary and higher education system in Ghana; Briefing on Chinese upper secondary educationMaking the most of your UK NARIC membership and Charting the impact of COVID-19 on education internationally - an interactive Q&A with UK NARIC experts.

08/09/2020 10:00:00
Charting the impact of COVID-19 on education

Twitter   LinkedIn   Facebook   Reddit   Tumblr   Email   Whatsapp    Share this article

The UK NARIC research team continues to track announcements on school closures and exam arrangements worldwide, and to publish these as announcements are made on the UK NARIC blog.

At the time of writing this news story – 22 September - the latest figures from UNESCO indicated that 52 countries have closed schools and universities at a national level. At the peak in April, 193 countries were affected by closures.

Our most recent update shows that A Level exams in Sri Lanka have been pushed back from August until October.

Additionally, students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) have now had their results. The exams were postponed from their usual May and June slot to July with students sitting a modified multiple choice exam in order to make the marking process quicker.

Generally, we have seen schools start to re-open for the new academic year across Europe, although national closures remain in place in other parts of the world; particularly in South America, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.

For more details country-by-country, and for the latest up-to-date information, visit our blog page Charting the impact of COVID-19.

We are gathering more information on each country and exam boards on an ongoing basis. So, check our blog regularly, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to be notified when we post new updates.

If you have any queries or would like to contribute information about a country, please contact us at communications@naric.org.uk

08/09/2020 10:00:00
Autumn webinars: Nigeria, Indonesia sessions next up

Twitter   LinkedIn   Facebook   Reddit   Tumblr   Email   Whatsapp    Share this article

UK NARIC’s Zoom-based Autumn Series of webinars is moving into its second month in October with sessions coming up on Nigeria and Indonesia. As was the case in September, all of these sessions will take place at the same time each week (10:00am UK time on Wednesdays) and can be booked through the training schedule web page.

Members may use their pre-paid places for this online training; contact your account manager for details. Non-members can email events@naric.org.uk to book places.

The first session on 7 October is entitled Briefing on the upper secondary and higher education system in Nigeria. This webinar will provide information on both National Examination Council and West African Examinations Council senior school certificates, which are some of the most frequent qualifications UK NARIC receives from Nigerian applicants, as well as information on different institution types and their accreditation.

The following session on 14 October will focus on the Indonesian education system and will cover areas such as high school (SMA/SMK) exams as well as the different types of higher education, and their accreditation, available in Indonesia.

Future webinars in the Autumn Series will include sessions on Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia as well as further webinars focusing on transnational education (TNE).

Further training session topics will be confirmed soon. Keep an eye on our training schedule web page for updates on webinars which may be of interest to you or your colleagues.

If you have any queries about the Autumn Series, or need help with booking, please contact your account manager.

Members are reminded that they can exchange any pre-paid 2020 conference place they have for two places at any chargeable live or recorded webinars in 2020 - so you may wish to use pre-paid places on any two of the upcoming sessions in the Autumn Series.

The conference exchange offer should be taken up either before the end of 2020 or before the expiry of your membership package, whichever comes first.

For further information or for help in booking places, please contact your account manager.

08/09/2020 10:00:00





CONNECT WITH US