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British School of Commerce to offer foundation & advanced diploma programs

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Founded in February 2011 by London School of Commerce Group of Colleges CEO Timothy Ashantha Andradi, the British School of Commerce (BSC), a division of The London School of Commerce (LSC) Group of Colleges (UK), will now offer Foundation as well as Advanced Diploma and Undergraduate level programs, commencing this October. 

Present at the launch were Scottish Qualification Authority CEO Dr. Janet Brown, Scottish Qualification Authority International Regional Manager Margaret Curran, Scottish Qualification Authority International Head Alistair Shaw, University Canada West Vice President Brock Dykeman, Global University System CEO Cindy McLeod, Transnational Education Director Muktadir Rahman, London School of Commerce International Developments Director John Philips, London School of Commerce Undergraduate Programs Director Anand Walser, British School of Commerce Operations Head Sanjaya Roshan, and British School of Commerce SQA Coordinator/ Academics Head Apsara Hewage.

Addressing the students and other invitees at the launch of the new programs, LSC Group International Developments Director John Phillips said: “The Foundation and Advanced Diploma programs lead towards the final phase of the degree where the students have the option of transferring their credits to multiple countries. Furthermore the Foundation as well as the Advanced Diploma, both are offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), which is validated in over many countries across the globe.” Phillips went on to say that the advantage in following the Advanced Diploma in Business was that students who complete the Advanced Diploma course, then have the opportunity to complete their top-up degree in Sri Lanka for a lesser cost. Students also have the opportunity, if they so wish, to transfer to foreign universities in Canada, UK, USA and Australia to complete their top-up degree. 

The Foundation and Advanced Diploma in Business programs benefit the student, as these programs serves to short circuit the course, as if the students choose to complete the top-up degree in either Sri Lanka or the UK, these students will be able to complete their degree in 28 months. Students will benefit by being able to complete a world-recognised degree within a shorter timeline at a lesser cost. “With our qualifications, students have the opportunity to pursue Master’s degree awards in Canada, USA and Australia - work, study and obtain subsequent residential rights (conditions apply) as well, hence BSC definitely gives students a head start in life, while giving them the opportunity to fast track their tertiary education,” said LSC Group Undergraduate Programs Director Anand Walser. 

The BSC is a five story building located in the heart of Colombo, consisting of spacious classrooms which can hold up to approximately 330 students at any given time, a well-stocked library together with online databases and e-materials, a fully equipped IT lab and a picturesque rooftop student lounge. The building is also fully Wi-fi enabled. The British School of Commerce (BSC) offers courses in a range of subjects, such as finance, management and business, leading to an internationally recognised MBA. “Our aim is to help you achieve your goal of a high-quality education. Our courses are internationally recognised and extremely affordable, and will equip you with the study skills and business-orientated thinking critical to modern, global commerce,” said Walser. “Many of the courses we provide also offer you the chance to spend one or more semesters at our other overseas campuses, allowing you to experience life and study in a foreign country.”

The benefits of being a part of LSC Group are numerous and include the ability to obtain a globally recognised British degree, transfer one’s credits to any of the international campuses that are accredited to the LSC Group, experience both local as well as a global teaching faculty, access to over 70,000 online materials, cost-effective, accelerated courses with fees payable in easy installments, while having the added advantage of being a part of the LSC, which is a highly trusted (Tier 4) Sponsor with the UK Border Agency. 

Since its inception in 2011, over 4268 students have passed through the BSC, while currently there are 1468 students studying at BSC. The Faculty has over 20 lecturers flying in annually from the LSC Group of Colleges around the globe, while they also have 15+ local lecturers currently on the academic panel. BSC is headed by Operations Head Sanjaya Roshan & Academics Head Apsara Hewage. 

“The Foundation and Advanced Diploma in Business and Undergraduate level programs we are offering, as of this October, will further serve to strengthen BSC’s academic standing in Sri Lanka, and we invite all of you to join the LSC Group and be part of a global community of more than 25,000 students from over 100 countries,” said Walser. 

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