Thursday, 12 November 2015

Mapping Your Overseas Qualification to a UK Equivalent

If you are looking to get a CSCS Blue Skilled card for Carpentry or most other building trades, you will need to use UK NARIC to map across your Australian / New Zealand trade qualification to a UK Equivalent.

The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability is a document that can be used to guide universities, colleges, employers and professional bodies on how your qualifications from back home relate to UK qualifications and certificates.

It is not a compulsory document, but is specifically requested by CSCS, and in general, the document can be of great help when applying for work or study in the UK.

If you require a written Statement of Comparability, you can apply online (by uploading scanned files) or by post (by sending photocopies of your certificates)

Costs & Delivery Time:

For certificates sent in English (or with Certified Translations) the Statement of Comparability costs £46.00 + VAT* (£55.20), plus postage for your selected postage/delivery option.

Translation Waiver and Fast Track services cost extra

NOTE: Only applications from countries within the EU are subject to VAT so if you are applying from Austria or New Zealand you can save around $20 by applying for this before you come over to the UK!

Normally it takes 10-15 working days (non-Fast Track) from the date they receive all documents and payment from you - plus postage/delivery time.