Certificate of attendance (in this case for Richard Colmer, surgeon) at anatomy and surgery courses run by William Hunter. The certificate is signed by him and dated 27th April 1755 by hand. The upper part of the certificate is an engraving of a bust of William Harvey.
A certificate of attendance (also certificate of participation or certificate of completion) is an official document proving the attendance of a class, a language course or a training course.
Although it could increase the prospects of professional promotion, this type of certificate is not a credential because it does not provide a prove of learning, that is no knowledge is assessed before such a certificate is issued.
^"certificate of attendance". Cambridge Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-08-23. an official document used to prove that you have been to a class or course for special training
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