Professionals and job seekers have been told that gaining new knowledge and skills is crucial to succeeding in the current work environment.
Zenon Adamek, the principal of the United Kingdom-based Peacock College, who gave the advice in a statement, said, “Jobs are hard to come by, businesses are struggling and we find ourselves to be more adaptable, and we require more and more skills and education.”
Adamek spoke shortly after his college received accreditation from ISA Education to deliver professional academic programmes at Levels 4-7.
He explained that the accreditation will enable the college to assist professionals and students on job matters, saying, “ISA Education is a qualification provider and awarding body and a quasi-autonomous sister organisation to the International Student Association, a non-profit organisation that provides guidance and support for international students studying in the United Kingdom.
ISA qualifications are accepted by the UK universities and give a pathway to progressions to Master’s degree programmes at UK’s leading universities, which include The Anglia Ruskin University, University of Gloucestershire and The University of Chester. All qualifications are in accordance with a rule of UKBA Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance as par paragraph 227 (version 06/11) and paragraph 212 (version 10/10).”
The college, he said, was accredited based on its diverse fields of delivery, which include Business Management, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Travel and Tours and Information Technology.
According to the statement, the programme is designed to help professionals add value to their jobs by demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness in their duties, be it at the operational or managerial levels.
On those who cannot travel to the UK for the programme, Adamek said that plans are being made to have centres opened in Nigeria and to start online delivery.
He said opening the Nigerian centres would not be a problem since the UK-based College is owned by a Nigerian company with corporate headquarters in Lagos.