Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure


United Kingdom - other programmes

Flag of the United Kingdom
Area (km2): 244 820
Population (mln): 62,44
Official language/s: English
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Capital: London
Density (km2): 251,7
Internet TLD: .uk
Car code: GB
Calling code: +44
GDP total 2011 (billion USD): 2417,6
GDP per capita 2011 (USD): 38592
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 8,2
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 22,1
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 9,0
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 7,5
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7,8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 8,3
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7,2
Country codes in education system: UK

There are also some short higher education programmes, eg Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE) at Level 4 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ).

These programmes typically take one year to complete full-time. They are intended to encourage the development of flexible learning paths and in this way to facilitate lifelong learning. 

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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