Heriot-Watt University signs MOU with leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications, Edexcel.Summary: Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the United Kingdom , although it only received its university charter in 1966. , a British institution renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to delivering professionally relevant programmes, has today signed an MOU (Minutes Of Usage) A metric used to compute billing and/or statistics for telephone calls or other network use. with Edexcel, a leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications. The MOU, which is one of the first of its kind in the region, will provide students who have been awarded an Edexcel BTEC BTEC Business and Technology Education Council (UK)
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Heriot-Watt University signs MOU with leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications, Edexcel
Heriot-Watt University, a British institution renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to delivering professionally relevant programmes, has today signed an MOU with Edexcel, a leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications. The MOU, which is one of the first of its kind in the region, will provide students who have been awarded an Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) with a pathway for entry into a Heriot-Watt University degree programme at its Dubai campus (www.hw.ac.uk/dubai).
Edexcel offers both academic and professional qualifications and testing to thousands of schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning globally, and has over 4 million learners enrolled on its highly regarded courses in more than 85 countries. Edexcel is the UK's largest provider of academic and vocational qualifications, and part of Pearson, the world's leading provider of education services. In the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. , Edexcel works with many private institutions as well as government funded training providers responsible for educating the local population, which include the National Institute for Vocational Education vocational education, training designed to advance individuals' general proficiency, especially in relation to their present or future occupations. The term does not normally include training for the professions. , the Institute for Vocational Development and the Sharjah Institute of Technology.
Students who obtain an HND qualification from Edexcel within a relevant subject, including Textiles, Management and Engineering, will have the opportunity to apply for an accelerated placement into one of Heriot-Watt University Dubai's degree programmes. This MOU will encourage students across the region to pursue professionally relevant degrees, developing a highly skilled home-grown workforce which meets local industry and business demands.
Speaking about the new MOU with Edexcel, Professor Brian Smart, a Deputy Principal of the University and Executive Dean and Head of the Dubai Campus, said, "We are delighted to be working closely with an internationally-recognised educational organisation such as Edexcel, as this opens up new opportunities for deserving students in the region to study and obtain our world class degrees.
"High quality education is key in this rapidly developing region, and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region's development by providing relevant vocational degree programmes, producing well rounded graduates who are very well equipped to go out and meet all of the opportunities and challenges that define modern employment."
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An undergraduate degree (sometimes called a first degree or simply a degree programme, and we are pleased to be able to offer them an accelerated opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised, high quality degree."
Heriot-Watt was the first international university to open its doors in Dubai International Academic City in 2005, and is arguably Scotland's most international academic institution, with one third of its students on campus in Scotland being from outside the UK.
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[Middle English, from Old English heregeatu : here, army; see koro- Watt's Dubai Campus has grown from strength to strength over the past three years, and is expected to reach over 2,000 students by 2012 as the University's reputation grows in the Middle East region as the University of choice for high quality UK education. 2009 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
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