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Degree or equivalent?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by IT2009, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    Degree qualification (2:1 and above preferred) or equivalent (a degree in Computer Science is NOT essential).

    This is friom advert I came across. What can equivalent be?
    Can HND and 2 MCP be equivalent or not? Tragedy is i don't have experience yet.
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

    It will more than likely be a relevant higher level qualifiction - E.G HND/C in Computing.

    Only one way to find out though, ask.

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  3. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

    Ask the question, no harm done. Long as you can justify it i think it will be ok, i had to explain i was studying towards a degree etc and they let me apply and got interview :)
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  4. Jiser

    Jiser Kilobyte Poster

    Theres some qualification framework on a government website somewhere. NVQ level 5 I think.
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  5. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I am going to answer purely on a qualification stand-point.

    This can be several things:

    NVQ 4, GCGI, a Postgrad DMS (as it sits on NQF 7 it is a higher level qualification than a degree - not to be confused with the level 5 DMS), any Master's degree, Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (from the BCS), etc...

    No, the HND sits on level I of the FHEQ (comparable to NQF level 5) while a Degree sits on level H of the FHEQ (comparable to NQF level 6). So far the highest NQF level the MS certs have reached was level 4 and that was for a full MCSE.

    Well the NVQ 5 is comparable to a Masters degree, what alot of people don't know is that the NVQ's are still assessed against the pre-2006 NQF scale and not the current post-2006 NQF scales.

    See here.

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  6. alsy

    alsy Bit Poster

    The last few posts that I've advertised for, I've stated 'degree or equivalent', however I've interviewed and given job offers to non graduates based on other qualifications, experience or even just down to attitude and how they come across in an interview.

    There's no harm in applying for the post(s) if it says that. If you get an interview, then you've obviously said the right things on your application that's interested them enough to get you in for a further chat.
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Thats a good point. The fact that it says Degree OR Equivalent indicates to me its not set in stone that you need a degree or specific certs it would say "Must have". Its more a general way to say "if you have no qualifications or certs, don't bother IMO
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
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