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    Hello,

    I am just little curious about how the content of PS is checked. Because I have written that I studied an online course (and I really did) but I do not have the certificate (that you need to pay for) and if they would examine my statement and ask for a verification, what should I do? Will the explanation and demonstration of gained knowledge enough?

    Or are I am worried too much? Like they do not check details like this?

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    (Original post by taeht)
    Hello,

    I am just little curious about how the content of PS is checked. Because I have written that I studied an online course (and I really did) but I do not have the certificate (that you need to pay for) and if they would examine my statement and ask for a verification, what should I do? Will the explanation and demonstration of gained knowledge enough?

    Or are I am worried too much? Like they do not check details like this?

    Thank you for answers!
    It depends. Does the online course lead to a recognised qualification? If it does, you may be expected to provide proof of the qualification at some stage. It may also seem strange if you have mentioned a qualification in your PS, and not on your education section- it might look a bit like you failed the course.

    If it's not as formal, and doesn't really lead to a proper qualification, then they won't be fussed about the certificate. You may be asked about the course at interview if you have any interviews though.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    It depends. Does the online course lead to a recognised qualification? If it does, you may be expected to provide proof of the qualification at some stage. It may also seem strange if you have mentioned a qualification in your PS, and not on your education section- it might look a bit like you failed the course.

    If it's not as formal, and doesn't really lead to a proper qualification, then they won't be fussed about the certificate. You may be asked about the course at interview if you have any interviews though.
    OK, thank you!
 
 
 
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