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Do you have a bachelor's degree?
When you say "pg certificate", are you referring to you holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (ie. teaching training qualification)?
Sorry if I appear to be pedantic, but a Postgraduate Certificate of Education is a vocational qualification obtained by persons seeking to be teachers.
Is this what you have?
Do you also hold a bachelor's degree?
Post-graduate Certificate rather implies that it is a qualification for persons already holding a bachelor's degree.
Why do you believe it is above bachelor degree level?
How long was the course?
Before I answer, do you mind if I ask whether you have any other academic qualifications because I am unsure of the academic status of the certificate you mention. Can also post the link to the Oxford Business College's website where you have received it please?
Okay. I think your diploma was taken in to account by your college in deciding what is required to 'top you up' to degree level.
The gap of academic learning between a diploma and degree level can be made by other courses, which I think is what has happened here. Technically although you do not have a degree you do hold a qualification equivalent to a degree.
Provided you have documentary evidence from your college (and that the college itself is reputable and known to the UKBA) that the certificate you have been awarded has been so awarded because you are now educated to a degree level then this should be sufficient to obtain the points available in respect of a bachelor's degree.
You should include this documentary evidence (eg. certificate and statement from your college) with your application to switch to a tier one visa
This is based on the information you have stated to me, obviously I cannot be definitive without actually first having seen the documents themselves.
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but when i enter all my details on the pbs calculator it doesn't give me any points apart from that i can claim points for age 5, qualification 30 if i use the bottom of the pbs caculator where it says (if you know the level of your qualification) earnings up to 66500k that gives me 40, and everything else am scoring points but am not sure for english language!!!
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Are you asking about how to accrue points for your english language requirement?
Okay, what country are you from originally? (ie. what is your passport).
IN that case you will have to pass and English Language test in order to attain the points available from this. You would not have had to have done this if you were from an majority English speaking country or completed a BA degree in an English spoken course.
You can find details of the tests and test providers on the following page:-