We offer two kinds of proof of participation in our courses: Certificates of Achievement and Statements of Participation. You can see which certificate a course offers on the main course page before you join.
In this article we'll look at:
- how to achieve a certificate or statement
- the information included on the certificate
- how your name will be displayed on your certificate
- how you can use your certificate in work and study
- where to find information about shipping and delivery
How to achieve a certificate or statement
To be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement you need to:
- Purchase an upgrade
- complete 90% of the steps (using the “Mark as complete” button)
- attempt every test question (if the course contains test steps)
- score over 70% on average across all course tests (if the course contains test steps
A smaller number of courses offer a Statement of Participation. To be eligible for a Statement you need to:
- Purchase an upgrade
- complete 50% of the steps in a course (using the “Mark as complete” button)
- attempt every test question in the course (if the course contains test steps)
Information included on the certificate
Take a look at the Certificates of Achievement and Statements of Participation pages to see what they look like. On each course description page you'll find a section telling you whether Statements or Certificates are available.
Your certificate or statement will include
- your name
- an outline of what you’ve learned
- the length of the course (in weeks)
- the number of hours of study required per week
- The date you became eligible for the certificate
- the logos of the university and other organisations associated with your course
- Your printed certificate will also include the lead educator’s signature.
Your Certificate of Achievement also includes
- Your average test score
- a detailed transcript of what you've learned
How names are displayed on your certificate
At checkout, we ask you to confirm how your name should appear on the printed certificate - you can make any changes at this point and this will be saved for future purchases as your 'Certificate name'. You can also edit your 'Certificate name' in your profile area. Your digital certificate also shows your Certificate name.
Use them for CVs, applications or CPD
They're great to add to your CV or resume when applying for a job, or to reference when applying for further or higher education courses. Employers and admissions tutors often appreciate this evidence of self-directed study.
All certificates state the minimum number of hours required per week and the length of the course, so you can claim that many hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) by showing your employer or organisation the certificate.
The majority of learners who purchase them add them to their CV, but it's important to note that certificates do not imply the award of credit points or the conferment of a university qualification.
Where a course or program is accredited this information will be included on the course or program information page.
Shipping and Delivery
You can find more about shipping here.