Diploma Programs

Diploma Programs

Diploma and certificate programs are shorter programs of higher education offered at universities and other institutions of higher education around the world. Diploma studies often last one to two years.

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Certificate IV in Fitness
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
Diploma Program
Sunshine Coast, Australia
The Certificate IV in Fitness at Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE in Queensland, Australia is an education course which aims...
Certificate of Food and Dairy Technology
VHL University of Applied Sciences
Diploma Program
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
All over the world people appreciate Dutch food and dairy products such as Gouda and Edam cheese. The high quality...
Certificate of Innovations for Sustainability
VHL University of Applied Sciences
Diploma Program
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
There is no news like environmental news, constantly on the television and in the newspapers; the planet is becoming one of the...
Certificate of Sustainable Water Technology
VHL University of Applied Sciences
Diploma Program
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Healthy water is vital to people, animals and plants. In our Certificate of Sustainable Water Technology, you will look at...
Chemical Engineering Technology
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Sciences
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
This Chemical Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students as chemical technologists with two specializations:  Environmental chemistry and...
Chinese + Cross-Border E-Commerce Certificate Program
Hangzhou Normal University
Diploma Program
Hangzhou, China
This program focuses on the training of international e commerce students who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to...
Chinese + Kungfu Certificate Program
Hangzhou Normal University
Diploma Program
Hangzhou, China
This program focuses on the training of Kungfu and Chinese in order to equip students with the skills and knowledge to...
Christmas Tradition and Language Course
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Milano Christmas program gives you the unique possibility to get in touch with the spirit of...
CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing online training course is fully accredited by the Institute of Marketing and introduces delegates...
CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing
Nottingham Trent University Business School
Diploma Program
Nottingham, England
The Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing has been developed following extensive global employer led research including small business, international...
CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice online training course aims to help those who are interested in entering HR...
CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management online training course offers a blended learning approach to acquiring CIPD certification. The course aims...
CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management
Home Learning College
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Home Learning College is is now offering students the opportunity to go the whole distance and study the CIPD Level...
CIPFA Professional Diploma
Nottingham Trent University Business School
Diploma Program
Nottingham, England
This course prepares candidates for the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). CIPFA is the...
Civil and Structural Engineering (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Through this live, interactive advanced diploma program by the Engineering Institute of Technology, students will benefit from a tailored education...
Collection building - Spring Semester
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The IED Milan Fashion Design – building collection semester offers students the possibility to master the fundamental techniques and tools...
Commercial Aviation Diploma
Okanagan College
Diploma Program
British Columbia, Canada
The Commercial Aviation diploma program is for men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation. The...
Communications Systems Design Engineering
University of California, Irvine Extension
Diploma Program
California, United States of America
The Communications Systems Design Engineering program at UC Irvine Extension is designed for engineering and technical professionals, information systems professionals,...
Computer Engineering Technology
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Sciences
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
This Computer Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students as chemical technologists with two specializations: Environmental chemistry and occupational...
Computer Information Systems Diploma
Okanagan College
Diploma Program
British Columbia, Canada
The Computer Information Systems Diploma at Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada is an education course which aims to provide...
Computer Systems Technician- Networking
Centennial College
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
A diploma from Centennial College in Computer Systems Technician Networking gives you the latest tools in computer systems and network...
Countryside Management Extended Foundation Degree
Askham Bryan College
Diploma Program
York, England
The Countryside Management extended foundation degree programme is taught by Askham Bryan College's Countryside and Environment Department. This first year of...
Countryside Management Foundation Degree
Askham Bryan College
Diploma Program
York, England
The Countryside Management foundation degree programme is taught by Askham Bryan College's Countryside and Environment Department. This course focuses on a...
Course of Global Design 1-year course
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Barcelona, Spain
The 1 Year Course in Global Design is designed for those interested in getting an introduction to the several disciplines...
Culinary Arts Diploma
Alain Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Launch your culinary career with the Culinary Arts Diploma. Designed specifically for entry level professionals in the food related services,...
Culinary Arts Diploma
Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Argenteuil, France
Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands on introductory skills program with a practical internship. This entry level program...
Culinary Arts Diploma
Okanagan College
Diploma Program
British Columbia, Canada
The Culinary Arts Diploma at Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada is an education course which provides students a knowledge...
Data Communications, Networking & IT (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Presented by highly knowledgeable engineers with extenstive experience in the industry, this advanced diploma program by the Engineering Institute of...
Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate
Long Beach City College
Diploma Program
California, United States of America
The Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate is directed towards individuals who are looking to be employed as Dietetic Service Supervisors who...
Digital Data Strategist Program
Hyper Island
Diploma Program
Stockholm, Sweden
This digital data strategist program produces creative problem solvers. The program brings together talents from diverse professional backgrounds – journalism,...
Digital Filmmaking
Ex'pression College
Diploma Program
Emeryville, United States of America
The digital filmmaking program is designed to give students a strong foundation and the skills needed for a career in media...
Digital Media Creative
Hyper Island
Diploma Program
Karlskrona, Sweden
Led by industry experts from around the world, this digital media creative program utilizes "action learning." You'll get hands on...
Diploma in Alternative Medicines (D.A.S.M.)
IBAM Academy
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This two year diploma course is conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by the Government...
Diploma in Android Development
Barcelona Technology School
Diploma Program
Barcelona, Spain
Android Development is a fast growing career as it is driving many creative solutions over the mobile industry. We provide...
Diploma in Animation
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Sciences
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
This six semester Animation diploma program is designed to give the student the skills necessary to succeed in both the...
Diploma in Baking / Patisserie
International Culinary Studio
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Do you already have the knowledge of the basic principles of working in the kitchen? Would you like to specialize...
Diploma in Business English
Cyprus Institute of Marketing Ltd (BVI)
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
This Diploma in Business English is perfect for those wanting to master spoken and written English, particularly with regards to...
Diploma in Community Welfare and Development (DCWD)
University of Southern Queensland
Diploma Program
Multiple (2)
This diploma program involves the cross faculty study of courses at the undergraduate level to provide enhanced understanding of basic...
Diploma in Cuinary Arts
International Culinary Studio
Diploma Program
Online / distance learning
Do you already have the knowledge of the basic principles of working in the kitchen? Can you demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm...
Diploma in Culinary & Kitchen Management with Australian Certificate III in Culinary Arts
ISCAHM / International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
Diploma Program
Cebu, Philippines
This course is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills as well as develop the right attitude in modern...
Diploma in Digital Animation
Centennial College
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
The diploma in digital animation is an intensive and efficient program that will prepare you for a professional career in...
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Centennial College
Diploma Program
Toronto, Canada
The diploma in early childhood education offers a hands on curriculum to help students learn the fundamentals of high quality childcare....
Diploma in Editorial Design
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
São Paulo, Brazil
IED São Paulo’s Master Program in Editorial Design prepares students to work in the competitive editorial market of magazines and communication. With...
Diploma in Electronic Music Production
SAE Institute South Africa
Diploma Program
Cape Town, South Africa
Learn to make and play electronic music using Ableton Live. The electronic music program (EMP) takes you from the absolute...
Diploma in Event Management
ITM - INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT
Diploma Program
Bad Vöslau, Austria
The Diploma in Event Management is a 2 year diploma programme designed to provide you with the management skills required...
Diploma in Fashion Brand Management
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The 3 year course in fashion brand management is designed for those who want to build a successful managerial and...
Diploma in Fashion Design
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The varied and extensive 3 year program in fashion design allows students to acquire a complete professional profile, and offers...
Diploma in Fashion Styling & Communication
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
This 3 year program in fashion styling & communication at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to work in various...
Diploma in French Bakery Arts
Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Yssingeaux, France
 Ducasse Education gives you the opportunity to take an intense 2 month program to learn all the fundamental techniques and...
Diploma in French Chocolate & Confectionery Arts
Ducasse Education
Diploma Program
Yssingeaux, France
Have you always loved making chocolate and confectionery and wondered if this is the career change you are looking for?...
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Diploma and certificate qualifications are awarded in most disciplines. They are more common in some countries than in others, and may also have different names, such as Diploma of Higher Education, HND or HNC in the UK and Association Degree in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Postgraduate Diplomas

Although most diploma programs and courses are offered at undergraduate level, some are offered as a postgraduate complement to a previous bachelor degree. Such examples exist especially within education, where it is common to take a year of study to convert your bachelor degree into a teaching qualification for primary or secondary school. These are available in the UK and most of the commonwealth countries.

Undergraduate Diplomas

There are two main types of diplomas offered at undergraduate level. They have different names depending on where you study, but the basics are the same.

Vocational Diplomas

Vocational degrees are often offered at non-university institutions such as colleges or private higher education providers. These courses have a very practical focus, and aim to prepare students for direct entry into a future career. Such courses can be found within everything from IT to health and social care, performing arts or business and hospitality management.

Examples of vocational diplomas are: the HND (Higher National Diploma) and HNC (Higher National Certificate) in the UK and the VET in Australia.

Diploma of Higher Education / Associate Degree

The Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in the UK is roughly equivalent to the Associate degree awarded in the US system. These consist of two years of full time study at university or another equivalent institution of higher education. Often such a diploma can be completed with a further year of study to obtain a bachelor degree.

Certificates

Certificate study is offered at both university and non-university institutions of higher education. These last for only one year and are offered in a wide variety of fields and at both university and non-university institutions. A certificate can often be completed with a further year of study to award a diploma within the same field.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_of_Higher_Education
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma_of_Education
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/QualificationsExplained/DG_10039026
http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/studying/education_and_qualifications_in_the_uk/qualification_types/diphe.cfm