Edexcel, WLCI to Address Skills Gap for Employability among Indian Youth

Edexcel, a Pearson company and United Kingdom’s largest awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications, and WLCI, one of the largest professional training institutions in India, announced a strategic partnership that would provide WLCI students an opportunity to access BTEC Higher National Diploma (BTEC HND) in Fashion, Graphic Design and Advertising, Media and Business Management.

These programmes are expected to create a completely job ready, skilled talent pool that addresses the needs of employers. On completion of BTEC HND Programme, students can opt to pursue careers or further enhance their knowledge by pursuing Advanced Degree Programmes. The other significant advantages of international certification are the global recognition, opening of doors for further education abroad and overseas employment for Indian students.

Ranu Kawatra, President and CEO, Pearson Education said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with WLCI and we believe it will become one of the most high-profile partnerships. Having an Edexcel BTEC certification whether achieved abroad or through quality assured institutions in India always bestows a high standard to a student. It is proof of a level of skill benchmarked to international standards and opens up a lot of avenues for students in India and abroad. There are broad ranges of Edexcel BTEC certification available in a variety of areas and at every level. Students can study for Edexcel BTEC certifications in traditional areas like, Fashion Design, Advertising, Graphic Design, Media etc., now students can choose from all these areas, obtain recognised certification and get ready for a career.

The Principal of Wigan & Leigh College UK, Cath Hurst, OBE, who is presently on a visit to WLCI said “WLCI and Wigan & Leigh College, UK have been academic partners for over 16 years. The industry oriented curriculum, systems and processes used by WLCI for training have enabled WLCI students to excel professionally. The WLCI and Edexcel partnership will help further enhance the quality of our delivery”

Speaking on the occasion, Malobika Sengupta, CEO, WLCI, said “Our alliance with Edexcel would help us benchmark our programmes with the international standards and enable our students to access further education opportunities with international universities.”