Glossary



Tertiary Education

This is the teaching and learning process that occurs following successful completion of secondary schooling or its equivalent, and which provides academic credits or competencies that lead to the award of qualifications such as certificates, diplomas and degrees. In Trinidad and Tobago, successful completion of secondary school includes the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), its national equivalent or technical/vocational equivalent. 

Undergraduate programmes
These are tertiary education programmes which lead to the conferment of qualifications with the titles of Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelors degree. All applications for GATE funding for approved programmes shall be made on an annual semester or programme commencement basis. 

Postgraduate programmes
These refer to tertiary education programmes which lead to the conferment of qualifications with the titles of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees or Postgraduate professional qualifications. All applications for GATE funding for approved programmes shall be made on an annual, semester or programme commencement basis.

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