How our degrees are accredited at OpenClassrooms

Before signing up to our Bachelor’s Degree in frontend web development, most (if not all) of our students ask us:

A Bachelor’s Degree in frontend web development? How is it possible? How is it recognized?

That’s probably one of the most common questions we get asked and that’s completely normal! Our students are worried about their future and want to make sure that the education they are paying for is real and trustworthy. So we thought it was time for us to answer some of the most common questions we’ve been asked. Here goes:

How is it possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in 12 months (on average) when it normally takes 3-4 years at a normal university?

Think about it this way: our degree is full-time which means that you would need to dedicate at least 15-35 hours a week to work on the courses, complete the projects and earn your bachelor’s degree in 12 months (by the way, don’t you worry, there’s no time limit and the degree is entirely self-paced so that you can finish it in more or less time depending on your schedule). In college, you’ll usually study 10-20 hours a week depending on the course and focus greatly on theory.

At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven and personalized through dedicated mentoring. As a result, you will only be focusing on the practical aspect of the degree and get personal support as opposed to being part of a bigger classroom. All these reasons explain why it would take you less time to complete the degree.

How are your degrees recognized? By whom?

OpenClassrooms is a certified higher education institution in France. We offer our own degrees as well as those of other prestigious academic partners. All our degrees are state-recognized. Thanks to the Bologna Process, harmonizing higher education in Europe, our degrees are officially recognized as official European degrees and by more than 50 states in total.

You can find more information here at the National Directory of Professional Certification (RNCP).

Our Web Developer degree is at level 6 on the EQF and worth 180 E.C.T.S.

Once I get my degree, will employers accept it?

Most job postings for developers list a degree as a preferred item, if not a requirement. A degree shows employers that you have the skills they’re looking for: more than one-third of professional developers have at least a bachelor’s degree according to a report from Stack Overflow.

The OpenClassrooms degrees combine this recognition with another proof of competency, particularly liked by recruiters, such as real-world work portfolios. This is why our approach is project-driven with hands-on cases to complete, which you can present in to future recruiters.

What if I want to keep on studying and do a master’s? Will universities recognize my OpenClassrooms diploma?

If you wanted to study a master’s degree as a result of earning a bachelor’s degree with us, this is possible. We have had students continue their studies at a master’s level. If you would like to undertake further studies and apply for a master’s, we suggest that you contact the Admissions department of the university where you would like to study. We hope we’ve answered all your questions.

If you would like to talk to an advisor to ask further questions, please book a call here

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