Aptech inks pact with Edexcel International

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 20 November 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Aptech Limited and Edexcel International, premier UK-based provider of academic and vocational qualifications worldwide, Thursday announced a tie-up designed to offer the highly-rated BTEC Higher National Diploma to all overseas Aptech students.

The association will add considerable value to Aptech & Arena overseas students seeking to gain entry to top UK and US Universities. BTEC Higher National Diplomas are accepted in, among other countries, the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, the company claimed in a press release.

Aptech Computer Education's comprehensive career course, ACCP World Program, and Arena Multimedia's career program, Arena Multimedia Specialist are mapped to the Higher National Diploma Computing and Higher National Diploma Multimedia respectively, and will enable students to gain two internationally accepted certifications at one go. At the end of the 3-year course, students will receive an Aptech/Arena certificate accompanied by a BTEC Higher National Diploma certificate.

Says Pramod Khera, CEO & Managing Director, Aptech Limited, "As Aptech moves up the value chain in its aim to become a world-class knowledge corporation, students at Aptech centers worldwide will be able to avail of increasing benefits. Our tie-up with Edexcel International is a step towards achieving this objective."

Speaking at the signing of the MoU, Nicholas Sansome, International Development Director, Edexcel, UK, said, "A QAA recognized body, Edexcel's BTEC HNDs are accepted in about 80 UK Universities and about 25 US Universities. Aptech being a leading provider of IT education worldwide, this tie-up will enable students to avail of global qualifications from Colleges worldwide."

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