PHILIPSBURG:— Instructors of University of St. Martin (USM) participated in a “Train the Trainer” training provided by Pearson – Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC). BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognized by industry and higher education authorities around the world as the principal technical professional qualification at Levels 4 and 5.
USM’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program was accredited by BTEC since 2015 and its Business program since 2017.
The instructors were trained in “Assessment Planning and Assignment Writing for the new RQF BTEC Higher Nationals”; the training was conducted by Tom Frost of Pearson. Mr. Frost expressed his satisfaction in the progress USM has made thus far (in securing that all the demands of BTEC are met), such the certification of its instructors and adjustments of the curriculum which allows USM to maintain the BTEC Accreditation. Students who successfully completed the program will graduate with a degree from USM and additionally a BTEC diploma in their respective field.
Jan van Beek, Head of the Business and Hospitality and Tourism Management programs stated that he is extremely satisfied and is confident that the instructors are able to deliver the best possible education to the students.
USM is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Fall semester which runs from August 20th to December 15th 2018. Application deadline for new students is July 10th 2018 and registration deadline August 3rd 2018.
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