UK College of Business & Computing (UKCBC), one of London’s leading higher & vocational education inaugurates its campus from June 2018 for the first batch of students.
The College currently has six campuses in Central & Greater London including the English language arm UK College of English (UKCE). Located in the heart of Dubai International Academic City and with a campus spanning around 19,000 square feet, the Dubai Campus will initially deliver Pearson BTEC qualifications in business management, computing, travel & tourism, and health and social care eventually expanding to other qualifications that suit the UAE’s higher education and employability needs.
“Vocational training is taking off in the UAE as more entities understand and appreciate its benefits. Youth now should be more open to opportunities to train in vocational courses as per education professionals and students. At UKCBC we will start with programmes in Business programmes at level 2 & 3 and then look to offer additional qualifications as the centre develops. This is the first step in our broader strategic plan to give true global access to quality education at value for money prices that will appeal to all income groups.” the college’s Director of Finance and Operations, Bhargav Busa said.
Employers increasingly prefer to hire graduates who can demonstrate work ready skills. BTEC diplomas provide students with industry experience from ground level. Students are required to complete assessments based on real companies or scenarios which helps build skills such as decision making, communication and other interpersonal skills.
Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park, said, “We are pleased to welcome the UK College of Business & Computing to our thriving community, bringing its unique vocational and offerings to students in the UAE. There is no one-size-fits-all model – vocational education offers a unique combination of classroom learning with hands-on training with a focus on helping students become highly qualified in specific fields. Such programmes will not only enrich the educational landscape in Dubai but support the economic diversification of the UAE by producing and developing homegrown talent.”
All the BTEC courses offered by UKCBC are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company.
Ttina Narsian, Head of Sales & Marketing for the Dubai campus additionally quoted – “Vocational education and training opens up a world of opportunities. At UK College of Business & Computing, our delivery techniques are designed for all kinds of young and mature learners, as well as exceptional student support through experienced tutors; we aim to ensure that students are able to progress into their academic or professional journey with ease and confidence. We are committed to support the UAE government’s initiative for skill development in the region so that more and more graduates are able to positively contribute to the UAE economy towards a successful EXPO 2020 and beyond.”
Source: Yardstick Public Relations