Certificate of Attainment


A Certificate of Attainment is a document supplied by TeachmeNg  that proves that you are either eligible to graduate or have graduated with one or more of  TeachmeNg  qualification(s).

For an individual or an organisation to acquire a certificate of attainment on TeachmeNg, him/her must know or/and meet up with the following basic details and requirements.              

What is a Certificate of Attainment?

On some TeachmeNg courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Certificate of Attainment. These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s) you enrolled for and successfully completed on Teachme.ng. Any learner who has taken a course offering a Certificate of Attainment on TeachmeNg can register for the relevant exam.

Currently, we’re only offering Certificate of Attainment on a few courses, however, we expect to make these available for more courses over time.

A Certificate of Attainment can serve as a good way to show evidence of formal or informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD), commitment to a career path, or your understanding of a particular subject.

A Certificate of Attainment verifies your identity, but does not imply the award of credit points or the conferment of a university qualification.

What does a Certificate of Attainment look like?

A Certificate of Attainment shows your name, the name of the course, and the name and logo of University who delivered the course. It will outline the subject areas covered by the course, the number of hours of study required per week, and will be signed by the Educator who delivered the course. It states that the final exam was carried out under invigilated conditions and shows the percentage score achieved.


Do I have to have studied the course to receive one?

We strongly advise you to study the relevant TeachmeNg course/courses before booking to take the exam, as the questions will be based on the content of the TeachmeNg course. If you pass the exam, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment which includes the percentage score achieved in the exam.

Will it be recognised by the University?

Certificates of Attainment feature the university logo and the TeachmeNg logo and state the name of the university delivering the course and exam. They are signed by the Educator on the course, with the Educator’s title at the university.

However, a Certificate of Attainment does not imply the award of credit points nor the conferment of a university qualification.


When will I find out my results? How will I be notified?

If you pass your exam, you will receive a letter confirming this along with a Certificate of Attainment. This is a physical printed certificate that will be posted to your address following the exam. You can expect to receive your Statement of Attainment around 6-8 weeks after the exam period ends.

If you have not passed, you will receive an email notifying you of this. Resits are not currently possible for the same exam period however it may be possible to resist the exam if, and when, the course is repeated.

Can I appeal my score?

No, it will not be possible appeal your score. Unfortunately, the university will not be able to discuss this with you.


Is there a pass mark? Will it be shown on my Certificate of Attainment?

The majority of TeachmeNg exams have a pass mark of 50%. If you pass the exam, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment stating that you passed. The Certificate of Attainment will also include your percentage score. If you sit the exam but do not achieve the pass mark, you will not receive a Certificate.

I don’t have a test centre near me. What can I do?

We’ve only just started to introduce Certificates of Attainment by exam on TeachmeNg. In future, we hope to offer more forms of assessment including those which do not require learners to be physically present at a test centre. In the meantime, if you can’t find a test centre nearby, you’ll need to travel to the most convenient one.

Can I re-schedule or cancel my exam if I’m sick/cannot attend?

Most TeachmeNg exams will be available on several dates and you may re-schedule within these dates, or cancel your exam altogether, up to 24 hours before the exam. You may be charged an administration fee.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before your examination date, you will not be eligible for a refund.

How will you know it’s me taking the exam?

When you arrive for your exam, to verify your identity you must present two forms of non-expired, photo- and/or signature-bearing ID in order to take your exam. You must bring at least one form of primary ID, and one form of supplemental ID.

Acceptable forms of primary ID are limited to:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • National identity card

Acceptable forms of supplemental ID include:

  • Employee ID card

The ID you provide must match the details you gave when you booked the exam. If it does not, you may not be allowed to take the exam.

All other personal items must be locked in a locker for test security purposes, so please limit what you take to the test centre.


How long does the exam take?

Exam length will vary for different courses, but will typically be between one and three hours. If an exam is available on your course, you will find information about its duration on the exam details page.

I have studied the first run of the course but can’t do the exam on the dates specified. Can I book to take the exam after a subsequent run even if I have only taken the first run?

We can’t guarantee that a Certificate of Attainment by exam will be on offer for every run of a course. If an exam is available on a subsequent run, you may take it; however you should be aware that course content may change in the interim.

What format is the exam? Do I need to be physically present?

TeachmeNg exams are computer-based exams. The exams are only available at physical test centres, so you must schedule the date of your exam in advance and attend the chosen test centre on the chosen date in order to take the exam. Your identity will be verified at the test centre and you will take the exam under invigilated conditions.