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BTEC Level 3 Diploma & WES Evaluation

Old Jul 24th 2015, 11:11 pm
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It got me in to 4 of the 5 I applied for, all of them decent, but then I was offered a job instead in the same field, so I deemed the experience more worthwhile! Overall I'm better off career-wise in the UK.

It's a shame Immigration Canada assume a degree means higher educated, when there are so many rubbish degrees out there.
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It got me in to 4 of the 5 I applied for, all of them decent, but then I was offered a job instead in the same field, so I deemed the experience more worthwhile! Overall I'm better off career-wise in the UK.

It's a shame Immigration Canada assume a degree means higher educated, when there are so many rubbish degrees out there.
Hey Graeme,

Any feedback yet???
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Only that CES only started processing my application fully in the beginning of July. So hopefully some feedback in the next few weeks!
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Originally Posted by graeme.baker
Only that CES only started processing my application fully in the beginning of July. So hopefully some feedback in the next few weeks!
Any updates? I'm wondering the same thing. Going to start this process in May 2016.
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I have fantastic news! CES have rated my qualification as equivalent to a "2 year diploma from a recognized college or institute of technology".

It does highlight that the agencies CIC recommend are not all equal at all!!! What a waste of hundreds of dollars with WES.

The 3 month wait was a ball ache, but YES! I have enough points to apply now.

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Congrats! Glad that gets you over the magic 450 points figure and that you finally have the answer you were after. Thanks for posting the result for others too.

Good luck with the app.
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Sorry for butting in but do WES / ICAS only assess academic qualifications / education? My husband has vendor / professional certifications (Microsoft) and a 1 yr City & Guilds from decades ago. I read somewhere about the educational institute having to send them direct (ie you're not allowed to see them) which isn't relevant as they weren't sat at ed institutes, they were studied off his own back and he has the certificates in his hand....

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Originally Posted by NATIONAL-VELVET
Sorry for butting in but do WES / ICAS only assess academic qualifications / education?
Yes, they do. The City & Guilds might count though (?) so could be worth sending, but the Microsoft qualification definitely won't.

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Originally Posted by graeme.baker
I have fantastic news! CES have rated my qualification as equivalent to a "2 year diploma from a recognized college or institute of technology".

It does highlight that the agencies CIC recommend are not all equal at all!!! What a waste of hundreds of dollars with WES.

The 3 month wait was a ball ache, but YES! I have enough points to apply now.
OMG AMAZING! Congrats dude, Im going to get on its straightaway! good luck with the PR now!


Did you get your secondary school studies assessed too or just your Post secondary BTEC??

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Old Feb 23rd 2016, 9:23 pm
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Just FYI for other reading this post, I also got my qualifications re-evaluated by CES and they gave me 2 Years so for people with 2 year BTEC's I guess you should use CES.
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Originally Posted by Jamieb14
Just FYI for other reading this post, I also got my qualifications re-evaluated by CES and they gave me 2 Years so for people with 2 year BTEC's I guess you should use CES.
Brilliant, thanks for reporting back.
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Hi Graeme/Jamie,
Do you think my A Level will lead to the same result you guys got for your BTEC?

Thanks
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Hi Graeme/Jamie,
Do you think my A Level will lead to the same result you guys got for your BTEC?

Thanks
A levels are not post secondary education. They would equate to a grade 12 secondary education in Canada.
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Hi Aviator, thanks for the quick reply.

I was thinking that the AS Level (grade 12), is most certainly secondary in Canada, but hoping that the 2nd year in which we get our full A Level (A2), is then really by equivalency Grade 13, or 1st year of undergrad by Canadian standard?
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Originally Posted by MGill
Hi Aviator, thanks for the quick reply.

I was thinking that the AS Level (grade 12), is most certainly secondary in Canada, but hoping that the 2nd year in which we get our full A Level (A2), is then really by equivalency Grade 13, or 1st year of undergrad by Canadian standard?
Its not.
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