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PACE Institute Conducts UGC (University Grants Commission) Approved BCS HEQ - An Entry Qualification for Postgraduate Studies

BCS Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ) conducted at PACE Institute

01.15 PM Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Thilini Prarthana Bandara

British Computer Society (BCS) Higher Education Qualification (HEQ) has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka as an entry qualification for Master’s Programmes including Master’s in Computer Science (MSc), Masters in Information Technology (MIT), and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). BCS - Higher Education Qualification (HEQ) offers three levels, namely Certificate in IT, Diploma in IT and Professional Graduate Diploma in IT.The syllabuses for these have been developed in consultation with an employer's panel to meet industry needs.

BCS qualifications are the leader in global IT professional qualifications and BCS is the largest professional organization for IT.  The BCS was established in 1957 and offers a range of IT user qualifications and professional certifications apart from the Higher Educational Qualifications as well.

For students who lack a few marks to be qualified to enroll at a state university to follow an internal degree programme ; this is a golden opportunity  as it gives them a direct entrance to gain a masters degree. The lack of resources and the narrow number of seats in the state universities will not be a limiting factor for the thousands of these students to follow their dreams.

One important factor is that the BCS HEQ can be completed in as little as two years thus offering students a fast lane to higher studies.

PACE institute has partnered with BCS to conduct the HEQ lectures in Sri Lanka and is a Registered Approved Center. PACE Institute conducts two parallel classes for each stage. Students have the choice to select from the full time and part time options of classes.

Why should you get BCS HEQ qualifications?

  • The BCS HEQ is UGC recognized which is accepted by even the state Universities as a suitable entry qualification for their Post Graduate programmes.
  • Academically, it is equivalent to a UK Honours Degree
  • You can gain membership at the largest professional body for IT and is a globally recognized professional qualification.
  • BCS HEQ is the only qualification for IT practitioners that can take you to Chartered Status
  • You will only have to afford considerably less than a UK Honours Degree therefore it is economical.
  • You can complete the qualifications in one to one and a half years as you can take exams from multiple levels at the same time.
  • There are no age barriers. Therefore there are more mature students at BCS HEQ, as well as young learners.
  • You have the freedom work on a full time basis, because studies can be completed part time.
  • There is the possibility to study up to the Diploma level and then enroll for a suitable top-up / final year of a Degree Programme at 200 plus universities in the UK and Australia.

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