UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) is the designated national agency for the United Kingdom that provides information and advice on international qualifications. One of the services provided by UK NARIC is the issuance of certificates that verify the comparability of foreign qualifications to the British education system.
A UK NARIC certificate is a document that states the level and comparability of a foreign qualification to the British education system. This certificate can be used to demonstrate the comparability of a foreign qualification to a UK qualification for the purpose of further education, employment or immigration.
The certificate provides an assessment of the level of a qualification and how it compares to the UK education system. It also includes details such as the awarding body, the level of the qualification, and the subject areas covered.
To obtain a UK NARIC certificate, an applicant will need to submit a formal application, along with original or certified copies of their qualifications and any other relevant documents. The process of obtaining a certificate can take several weeks, depending on the complexity of the qualifications and the workload of UK NARIC.
How to apply for UK NARIC certificate
The process of applying for a UK NARIC certificate involves the following steps:
- Gather the necessary documents: You will need to provide original or certified copies of your qualifications and any other relevant documents, such as transcripts and certificates. You should also have a digital copy of your passport or ID card.
- Visit the UK NARIC website: Go to the UK NARIC website (https://www.naric.org.uk/) and select the “Apply for a certificate” option.
- Create an account: Create an account by providing your personal information, including your name, contact details, and passport or ID number.
- Choose the service you require: Select the service you require, such as a Statement of Comparability, a Diploma Supplement, or a Europass CV.
- Fill in the application form: Fill in the application form with the necessary information, such as your personal details, education and qualifications.
- Upload your documents: Upload the required documents, such as your qualifications and passport or ID card.
- Make payment: Pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
- Wait for your certificate: UK NARIC will process your application and issue your certificate within a few weeks. You will receive an email notification when your certificate is ready, and you can download it from your account.
It’s worth noting that UK NARIC certificate is not a recognition of the quality of the education, it is only a comparison of the level of a foreign qualification to the UK education system. Additionally, different countries or organizations may have different requirements, it’s recommended to check with the institution or organization that you are applying to for their specific requirements.