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diploma noun

ADJ. college, university | graduate, postgraduate, professional | higher | national The college offers the Higher National Diploma in computer studies. | full-time, part-time | one-year, two-year, etc.

VERB + DIPLOMA study for, take | have, hold | be awarded, gain, get, obtain, receive | award (sb), confer (on sb) The university awards diplomas in higher education. | lead to The course leads to a diploma in psychiatric nursing.

DIPLOMA + NOUN course, programme, studies | holder Diploma holders have a far better chance of employment than those with no qualification.

PREP. ~ in a diploma in hotel management | ~ of diploma of higher education

PHRASES at diploma level Most students here are studying for a qualification at diploma level.