Universities and Colleges

UK NARIC offers a range of unique services for universities, colleges and providers.

We have developed our services over the past 20 years to meet the specific needs of the sector.

Understanding qualifications from overseas

UK NARIC can help you compare international qualifications from over 200 countries, former states or territories with the equivalent levels of UK qualifications. We can also help you authenticate qualifications and detect fraud.

UK NARIC’s information databases offers 24/7 online access to more than 4,000 international qualifications, with clear comparisons to the UK's frameworks, and sample certificates to help with fraud detection. It is the largest information bank of international qualifications in the world. Choose your package and gain access to our databases via web browser, with options for inclusive training and support.

UK NARIC’s International Grade Comparisons database is designed to help universities, colleges, employers and professional bodies identify the brightest and best individuals from across the world by comparing grades from overseas awards to UK qualifications.

Admissions staff within universities, colleges and providers often use UK NARIC’s statement services to help them understand more about qualifications from overseas and, therefore, make better informed decisions.

Verification services

Universities and colleges face a constant challenge from the growth in education fraud and fake certificates and documents. Over the past two decades fraud has become a worldwide problem, as academic qualifications are increasingly important in areas such as immigration, employment and professional recognition.

To help you combat education fraud, UK NARIC offers QCAS – a range of effective screening, checking and verification services in association with Qualification Check.

Improve course uptake by getting your qualifications better understood

It is more important than ever that education and training providers reassure prospective students that their qualification will be recognised. UK NARIC’s benchmarking services are an excellent promotional tool for institutions seeking to boost overseas recruitment.

Transnational Education Quality Benchmark (TNE QB)

UK NARIC offers a global solution to recurrent challenges to the recognition of TNE qualifications. Through its TNE Quality Benchmark scheme it provides an international peer-review service aimed at benchmarking TNE operations and their qualifications against internationally endorsed reference points for quality and standards.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Quality Review and Accreditation (TVET QRA)

Building on UK NARIC’s extensive experience of vocational education and training in the European context, we offer vocational education and training providers operating in any national jurisdiction an independent peer review assessment that can lead to UK NARIC accreditation. TVET-QRA assesses whether a TVET provider meets a set of standards developed in alignment with the European Quality Assurance Reference Frameworks for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET).

Member enquiry service

If you need more information, advice or opinion, our team of expert credential evaluators can help you to understand more about education systems globally. They can help you access the best talent, reduce overseas recruitment risks, build in-house expertise and cut costs. For more information, please register.

Training, e-Training, seminars and webinars

UK NARIC offers world-leading international training and development, based on our expertise as one of the most important global providers of worldwide qualification and education data, recognition and qualification benchmarking services, and qualification framework development.

Annual conference

UK NARIC’s annual conference is a great opportunity to meet education professionals taking part in a highly regarded and recommended event with a rich programme of activities and very relevant exhibitors. Visitors come from every area, including international offices, admissions, recruitment, pathway programmes, compliance and registry, as well as professional bodies, marketing, partnerships, management and development.

Do you want to speak to an audience that is at the heart of international education? UK NARIC welcomes partnerships with organisations wishing to engage with UK NARIC and UK NARIC's members. Research shows our conference visitors value the presence of our exhibitors, and exhibitors and sponsors value the exposure they receive. For more information contact conference@naric.org.uk.

Direct data provision

UK NARIC has an extensive bank of educational data to help you strengthen your marketing or speed up research work. We have data on more than 200 educational systems; their qualifications and institutions.

UK NARIC's data service is designed to provide raw data to power products and services. We are able to offer static or live lists of higher education institutions listings and qualification lists. We can also provide tailored datasets which can be used in the following ways:

  • Populate databases and application systems
  • Identify talent and recruit globally
  • Direct and develop products and services
  • Recognise professional status internationally
  • Provide a reference to recognised qualifications and institutions
  • Recognise and utilise national and global trends in education and migration
  • Understand how education is developing worldwide.

For more information, please register.

Visa and immigration

Universities and colleges that fail to comply with Home Office immigration regulations risk losing their Sponsor status. UK NARIC offers extensive training and support to help ensure your organisation remains compliant, from Compliance Seminar Events to bespoke training and support at your own premises.

Supporting international collaborations and recruitment

UK NARIC’s international work means that we develop relationships with a wide range of universities and colleges, and with national, regional and international networks. Through these relationships we are able to offer and facilitate opportunities for international collaborations, exchanges and partnerships, which can offer potential for new initiatives, development in provision, and student recruitment.

Build your profile as a quality provider of English medium degrees

As more overseas institutions use the English language to teach academic subjects other than English itself, it is increasingly important to provide quality ratings for Higher Education providers offering English Medium Instruction (EMI) degree programmes. UK NARIC offers the world’s first quality rating scheme for English Medium Instruction (EMI) degree programmes. For more information contact projects@naric.org.uk.