Certificates issued by Private Schools

Private schools may issue the following certificates to students: (a) certificates for the successful completion of internal examinations / assessments which are conducted by the individual private schools concerned, and (b) certificates for attendance and/ or completion of the courses.

The student’s results obtained at internal examinations / assessments such as those taken upon the completion of a course are normally viewed as the student’s preliminary performance prior to his attempting external examinations, e.g. Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE), London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), National Computing Centre (NCC), City & Guilds (C&G), etc.

MOE is not an accreditation authority on qualifications. Singapore does not have a central authority that accords recognition to certificates/ qualifications issued and courses of study offered by private schools. Recognition and acceptance of certificates for employment / further study are entirely at the discretion of the individual prospective employer/ academic institutions.

Employers take into consideration several factors, including the character and conduct of the applicant, his academic track records, reputation and academic standing of the educational institutions where the applicant had studied, relevance of the applicant’s qualifications, experience, etc, in relation to the position / job applied for.