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United Kingdom Exceptions (to 27/08/2017)

Note: The instructions contained in this section cease to be effective from 28/08/2017.

The trade qualifications in Table A qualify for the points indicated where:

  • the qualification is awarded by the City and Guilds of London Institute in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales; and
  • the qualification is relevant to an occupation in Part B of the List of Skilled Occupations at Appendix 6; and
  • the applicant provides evidence of completing a time-based apprenticeship which is included in Table B; and
  • the time-based apprenticeship is in an occupation that is relevant to the awarded qualification’s major subject area.

City and Guilds of London Institute Craft Qualifications

Table A

Qualification

Awarded from

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

The Part Two Certificate in (speciality will be named) Craft Studies

1990 - 2004

3

40

(Name of speciality) Craft Studies Part 2

1990 - 2004

3

40

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to the NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Note:
- Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications.
- If any courses leading to the award of one of the qualifications listed in Table A above were studied at any institution outside of the United Kingdom, including any United Kingdom overseas campuses, they should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, these qualifications also need to be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- All qualifications awarded after 2014 should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Table B

List of time-based apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Completion Diploma

Certificate of Apprenticeship

Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship

Completion of Apprenticeship Agreement

Completion of Craft Apprenticeship

Contract of Apprenticeship

Craftsman’s (Craftsman) Certificate

Deed of Apprenticeship

Indenture of Apprenticeship

National Craftsman’s Certificate

Trade Qualifications (Apprenticeships)

The Apprenticeships in Table C qualify for the points indicated where:

  • the qualification is relevant to an occupation in Part B of the List of Skilled Occupations at Appendix 6; and
  • the qualification is awarded by an awarding body specified in Table D below.

Table C

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Country

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship

FA

Wales

3

40

Foundation Modern Apprenticeship

FMA

Wales

3

40

Intermediate Apprenticeship

IA

England

3

40

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

ILA

England

3

40

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list and may not be stated on the award certificates.

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to the NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Note:
- Award certificates must be provided in their original language.
- If any courses leading to the award of one of the qualifications listed in Table C were studied at any institution outside of the United Kingdom, including any United Kingdom overseas campuses, they should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, these qualifications also need to be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- All qualifications awarded after 2014 should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- For any purpose other than claiming the SMC points stated, evidence of completing a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 2, a qualification National awarded by BTEC or Edexcel, or a Certificate awarded by City and Guilds of London Institute, at Level 2, is also likely to be required.

Table D

The following awarding bodies may award the qualifications specified from the dates shown.

Awarding body

Names and dates of awarding bodies have been included in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment for immigration purposes only.

Qualification awarded from

Construction Skills

ILA: 2012

FA:2012

Energy and Utility Skills

ILA: 2012

FA: 2012

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board / ECITB

 

ILA: 2012

FA: 2014

Summit Skills

 

IA: 2013

FA: 2013

Effective 30/03/2015

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