How to Design a Higher Certificate

A higher certificate is different to other certificates offered through ACS Distance Education in the following ways:

  • It requires a greater academic effort on the part of the student.
  • Students are tutored and assessed accordingly.
  • Assignment work must follow technical writing guidelines explained through a short on line technical writing course which is undertaken at the beginning of the first module.
  • Assignments and exams are marked on a different scale (ie: A+ to F-)
  • Employers and other institutions will be able to assess the value of work undertaken in a higher certificate, and distinguish it as being of a higher standard than a normal vocational certificate.
  • Warnborough University formally approves a higher certificate through ACS Distance Education, for 24 credit points, toward an appropriate degree.
  • You may apply to undertake a higher certificate in any of the disciplines offered, by simply selecting six appropriate modules from those offered as higher academic modules.
  • Your selection of modules must be interrelated (eg. Environmental, agriculture and horticulture modules could be combined for a biological sciences certificate).
  • Applications will be reviewed and either accepted by the academic department, or a suggestion will be made for adjusting your selection in order to satisfy the school’s approval requirements.


Our principal and staff have written dozens of reference books as supplementary texts to complement studies in our school
These books are mostly available as ebook, through our online bookstore. They include the following titles. You can click on any of these titles to go to the bookstore and see more details, on that title (including a free download of some of the pages).