ICCE Qualification


The International Certificate of Christian Education exists to provide Christian qualifications at a high standard for students studying on the Accelerated Christian Education programme throughout the world

The International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) is a Christian qualification for secondary students across four continents. The ICCE was set up to give recognition to work completed over a number of years by students using the A.C.E. curriculum. ICCE graduates continue to gain entrance to colleges and universities around the world.

The Christian church has always had a fundamental role to play in the establishing of education throughout the world. The A.C.E. curriculum reflects the standards set by past generations with its traditional, knowledge-based education. The ICCE programme is committed to these Biblical values, and to the re-establishment of a Christian voice in today’s educational world.

The International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) has been available in the UK for several years and was formerly known as the National Christian Schools’ Certificate (NCSC). The ICCE is being accepted by colleges and universities around the world.

The ICCE Programme is based on the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum, which has been used in Christian schools and homeschools around the world for the past 40 years. The ICCE is a Christian alternative to secular qualifications and is recognized by a growing number of employers and universities in many countries. ICCE provides an excellent standard of education that successfully equips students for higher education and the workplace, while helping to develop a Christian faith that is grounded in a confident, reasoned understanding of the teaching of the Bible as the Word of God.

ICCE provides graduating students with an internationally accepted qualification that enables them to gain entrance to universities and colleges around the world and to find their place in the world of work according to their interests, aptitudes and achievements.

UK NARIC stated (report published 2012) that the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) General and Advanced Certificates were considered to be comparable to the overall Cambridge International O and A Level standard respectively.

In order to register for the ICCE qualification, you must be a member of a school or homeschool academy that is registered with your Regional ICCE Office.

The Basic Certificate 
This course is only for pupils with special educational needs. It covers the basic curriculum including English, mathematics, science, history, geography, information technology and Bible study. It is a record of all the work achieved by the pupils, regardless of level and replaces the ‘Leaving Certificate’ previously offered by CEE Ltd. An Achievement Certificate may still be obtained from the School or TEACH.

The Foundation Certificate 
The Foundation is designed to meet the needs of lower attaining pupils. It may also be suitable for pupils joining the ACE programme late in their educational career, who do not have the time to complete the ICCE general certificate.

The General Certificate 
The General Certificate was originally designed for those who expect to leave school at 16. However, experience has shown that many pupils are joining the ACE programme late in their educational career, often with significant educational deficiencies. As a consequence, the General Certificate is often awarded to pupils who are 17 or older. It should be noted that the ICCE programme is based on the completion of the course, not the age of the pupil.

The Intermediate Certificate 
The Intermediate Certificate is intended for those who wish to follow further education or professional courses. The Nursing and Midwifery Admissions Service (NMAS) has accepted the certificate (formerly called NCSC Level 2 Certificate) for entry to pre-registration courses. It has also been accepted by the armed forces for entry on officer training courses and for entrance into university.

The Advanced Certificate 
The Advanced Certificate is intended for those who wish to go into higher education or study professional courses at Christian or secular colleges and universities.

Please follow this link for further detailed information on our qualifications: http://icce.education/