Apr 26 2011
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Edexcel celebrates first batch of BTEC in Schools graduates at GEMS Cambridge International School in Dubai
is the first school in UAE to implement BTEC in Schools
The announcement was made during a recent visit to the school by Mr. Martin Cross, Chairman of Edexcel. GEMS Cambridge International is the first school in the UAE to implement BTEC in schools.
Mark Andrews, Regional Director, Middle East/North Africa/Caribbean, Edexcel, said: "We are proud to announce that BTEC is becoming more popular amongst schools as it is an internationally recognized vocational qualification where holders are eligible for an entry into a variety of undergraduate programs in universities across the world."
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. Various opportunities for higher education are available for BTEC HND holders in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia.
"The first batch of 13 students will graduate this year to hold the sought-after BTEC certificate. We expect these students to become more creative in terms of delivering high value work in different fields."
"We have faith in Edexcel not only because it is a part of the world's largest provider of education services, Pearson, but also because it has proved successful in putting business and education on the same track," added Carter.
Mr. Cross was escorted by other senior officials of Edexcel on the tour, including Mr. Nigel Kelly, Vice President International Schools, Pearson Education, and Mrs. Simone Taghizadeh, Middle East and North Africa Academic Regional Development Manager, Edexcel.
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