Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS), one of the fastest-growing education providers in Sri Lanka, is organising a special webinar for Ordinary Level (O/L) students to learn more about how they can kickstart their academic journey through the SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) programme. The webinar will be held on 22nd October from 6.30 pm onwards via Facebook Live.

The SQA programme provides students with the opportunity to fast track their degree and gives them a pathway to obtaining an internationally recognized degree while saving millions in the process. The SQA, a not-for-profit government-sponsored organisation accountable to the Scottish Government, is an international body in education and qualification development and plays a central role in Scotland’s world-renowned education system. It has over 100 years of experience in developing qualifications and qualifications systems and over 20 years of experience working internationally in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, training organizations, industry professionals, professional bodies and governments.

The SQA programme allows students to get a head start in their academic journey by taking the first steps towards a degree at the age of just 16 years on completion of the O/L examination. They can start off with International Foundation Certificate in Business, followed by the International Certificate in Business Management and then the International Specialised Diploma in Business Management where they have the opportunity to specialize in a number of in-demand fields such as Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, International Business Management, Project Management and Accounting & Financial Management. Following the successful completion of an SQA Advanced Diploma, SQA’s Diploma to Degree programme allows students to progress onto the second or third year of an undergraduate degree. O/L students also have the option of directly entering the first year of the degree programme on completion of the International Foundation Certificate in Business. Students who have completed the Advanced Level (A/L) examination can start with the International Certificate in Business Management and follow the path to their chosen degree. SQA has established strong relationships with several leading universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, USA and the UK. These partner universities recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide a quality learning experience to students.

Since its inception, ICBS has established itself as a leading Business School in Sri Lanka and has coached over 50,000 students to date. In addition to SQA, ICBS is a pioneering education provider for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from the University in Scotland (UWS), CIMA, and ACCA.  ICBS was accredited by CIMA (UK) as a ‘Learning Partner Institute’ in 2004 and is also a Gold Approved Learning Partner (ALP) of ACCA.

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