I’ll love to start my piece with the quote by one of our great and renown World Leader which states that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandela.
I see this organisation I established a couple of years ago as to what I call ‘World Leaders’ Refinery’, why did I choose to make use of this word; ‘REFINERY’? Come to think of it people so much depend on finished goods/services and when it comes to human resources (such as compliance with labour law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, and some aspects of recruitment and dismissal) you can get easy job employment I strongly believe if you meet various requirements varying from the different scope of interview sessions.
Why not seat back and relax while I take you through what I Call ‘Qualifications Adventure’. Often time I do have the argument with a friend and a few colleagues on this same subject matter ‘Qualification’, to start within my organisation Student members offer four different categories of Qualification,
the first is ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION,
the second is PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION,
the third is VOCATIONAL (ENTREPRENEUR) QUALIFICATION,
the fourth is LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATION.
There are various fundamental differences between these forms of qualification. A case study is the opening sentence between two men talking to each other when they do not know each other. This has the intention of knowing the qualifications of the other man to make a mental judgment of the person. In certain circumstances in life, such as applying for a job, academic qualification is what is looked at, before finalising the candidate. There is another term professional qualification that makes the situation confusing. However, professional qualification is different from academic qualification, and this will become clearer after reading this my article.
A bachelor’s degree is a course of higher education academic study leading to a qualification such as a bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BSc). They are sometimes known as ‘undergraduate’ or ‘first’ degrees. If you are looking for a job, your resume is incomplete without mention of your educational qualifications, also called academic qualifications. Even in the social world, the kind of respect a man or woman gets from others is often heavily dependent upon the degrees he/she has earned in college studies. The higher the academic qualifications, the better are the prospects of a person to achieve success in life. Better equipped persons grab more opportunities in life than persons who have lower levels of academic qualifications.
Professional qualification refers to the degrees that individuals earn from a college or university that give a chance to earn their living in a profession. For example, the degree of M.D is enough for a doctor to land a job and enter a profession that normally earns bread and butter for the person for the rest of his life. A student completing his MBA becomes eligible to enter the administrative world in many industries while a degree in law ensures a lifelong profession for the person.
Both professional and academic qualifications are important but there are numerous basic differences between these forms of qualification. An academic qualification is degree awarding qualification and entangles in acquiring of knowledge of subjects within the academic discipline which is theoretical basis not necessarily the application purpose.
While the objective of professional qualification is to equip with knowledge associated with absolute understanding and practical experience that enables the student to apply the knowledge in professional practice, this leads to the various set of skills.
The most major difference between these forms of qualification is may that a professional qualification due to the nature of bringing up, build on practice analysis and offers a guarantee of competence and expertise. So, it certifies that after completion of the qualification, the individual has full knowledge with skills to perform the duties required in the profession.
In contrast, an academic qualification does not certify competence and skills and is not based on existing practices. It ensures only that the individual has learnt the theory besides practice.
The academic qualification provides knowledge whereas Professional qualification develops skills to apply the knowledge in real life.
I would say academic qualification is associated with books, but professional qualification is associated with Real Life, now and in future.
To be Cont’nd