Degrees are not all the same standard
ACS Distance Education and Affiliated Colleges (http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Info/About-Us/Affiliates.aspx
) offer one of the most diverse and reputable ranges of qualifications anywhere in the world.
Graduates compete strongly with graduates from all other colleges
John Mason (Principal) states:
"We even hear of graduates with our lower level qualifications beating people who have much higher university level qualifications for jobs."
Terms such as certificate, diploma, degree and masters degree are often not the same from college to college, and country to country.
Example: The ISHS published an article a couple of years ago showing degrees in some countries were 2 years full time study, while in other countries, they were 5 years full time study.
Most leading universities would consider a degree to be 3,000 hours or more of study that is focussed on academic learning first, and training for a job second. Vocational Diplomas can vary from perhaps 100 hours at some colleges, to 2,500 hours or more at top end colleges. The primary difference is that a Vocational diploma would normally focus on preparing you for a job first, and theoretical knowledge second.