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Oman school wins Edexcel nod for diploma

Muscat, August 29, 2011

The National Institute (NHI), a leading Oman based provider of vocational training, has won the approval to offer a higher diploma in hospitality management from UK-based Edexcel, a leading provider professional qualifications.

The BTEC course will give students a broader understanding of the hospitality industry with a mixture of hands-on and theoretical training, a statement said.

“We are delighted that BTEC is becoming more popular in the GCC as an internationally recognized vocational qualification which make holders eligible for entry into various undergraduate programs in universities across the world,” said Mark Andrews, regional director, Middle East/North Africa/Caribbean, Edexcel.

“We are working with educations providers in the GCC to promote this qualification, and ensure that learners gain the qualities valued by employers,” Andrews added.

Edexcel’s exclusive BTEC qualifications provide a practical, real-world approach to learning, alongside theoretical background. They are designed both to replicate the professional working environment and provide learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to succeed in today's job market, the statement said.

Various opportunities for higher education are available for BTEC HND holders in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia.

Edexcel, a PEARSON company, is the UK largest awarding company offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Andrews added: “This approval will strengthen the NHI’s position as a provider of a suite of international qualifications to cater to the needs of schools leavers, existed workers and employers.”

Graduates of this programme will be able to upgrade from NHD to relevant degree programmes in the UK, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service




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