Higher education is the highest level of education system in UK. This is defined as courses that are higher than GCE A level, the higher Grade of SCE/National Qualification, the Ed-excel (formerly BTEC), GNVQ/NVQ level or SQA National Certificate/Diploma. There are three steps of higher education system they are: Post graduate courses: this lead to the higher degrees, diplomas and certificates. This includes Doctors, Masters (research and taught), Postgraduate diplomas and certificates and post graduate certificates of education and also professional qualifications. Undergraduate degree includes first degrees with honors and ordinary. This level can be done with diploma in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry etc. another level is other undergraduate courses. This level includes all the higher education courses like, SVQ or NVQ: Level 5, Diploma (HNC/D level for diploma and degree holders), HNC (or equivalent), HND (or Equivalent and SVQ or NVQ: level 4 and Diplomas in Higher education.