What are all the different types of Degrees, Certifications and Diplomas you can get? I can find the Types of Degrees, but I am not looking only for the types of degrees.

I am looking for Certificate types and Diploma types, i.e: National Diploma or Senior Certificate or for the degree: Bachelor of Arts.

  • Are you looking for open data about the requirements or attributes about these various degrees? Jan 11, 2014 at 14:45
  • Im looking for the names of the various degrees, so I guess that would be open data. I'm not looking for only degrees, as I said above Diplomas and Certificates also...
    – Renier
    Jan 11, 2014 at 22:43
  • If you're only looking for accredited degrees and certifications, you might be able to get those lists from the organizations that audit the institutions. For instance, Middle States lists in the 'details' section for each institution the degrees they offer, but it's really general (eg, 'Master's' but not 'Master of Arts')
    – Joe
    Jan 13, 2014 at 15:06

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I'm not entirely sure what exactly you are after, but in any case, looking at the ESCO-standard would probably get you in the right direction.

ESCO is a EU-standard published in October, linking the NACE sector classification, the ISCO occupational standard and the EQF qualifications standard.

For instance the information about the European Hairdressing Certificate contains standardized metadata about the awarding bodies, the corresponding qualifications, the related occupations, etc.

The complete standard is available as open data, and can be downloaded as RDF.

  • Thank you for your answer, I followed the download link and it is more or less what I was looking for...
    – Renier
    Jan 14, 2014 at 6:25

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