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Prospectus


Title: Prospectus 2011 Version: January 2011 This publication is for informational purposes only. Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given herein is accurate at the time of going to press, the Helios International College accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions featured in the publication. Published January 2011. Copyright Š 2011 by Helios International College Ltd, Dawson House, 276-278 Northolt Road, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 8EB, United Kingdom. Helios International College. All rights reserved. Printed in the United Kingdom. This publication is protected by Copyright and permission should be obtained from the Helios International College prior to any prohihibited reproduction, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or likewise. For information regarding permission(s), write to: Helios International College.


Table of Contents Welcome from the Principal 4 About Helios International College 5 Vision, Mission and Philosophy 6 Why Study at Helios International College

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Student Support 8 ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems

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ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management

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ABE Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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Certified Accounting Technicians (CAT) Qualification

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HND in Business 17 HND in Computing and Systems Development

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Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

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OTHM Level  6  Professional  Higher  Diploma

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OTHM Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism and

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Hospitality Management General English Language Courses 26 International ESOL Diploma (9992) 28 Student life in London 30 How do I get to the college?

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Welcome from the Principal I am delighted that you have chosen to join us at Helios International College and I wish you every happiness and success during your time with us. As a nation and as individuals, we have a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years we have seen many thousands of international students graduate and go into jobs that repay, economically and in terms of personal fulfilment, many times over their time spent here with us. Renowned for its friendly and caring community, Helios International College is today home to students and staff from many different countries. This national and cultural diversity contributes to make a lively and welcoming community which should help to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, safe and ready to succeed. Our friendly staff and close and supportive environment will all help you to adjust to your new environment from the moment you arrive and will be there for you until the day you leave.

you are coming from, to make your individual mark and when the time comes for us to say goodbye, you will take with you everything you need to succeed in your chosen career. Of course you will have a life beyond study and having chosen to come to London, you will find yourself in one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Few others can compare with London’s tremendous diversity of ancient buildings, shopping streets or its wealth of sport and leisure facilities. I am confident that the people of London will join with the faculty, staff and with me in extending a very warm welcome to you all.

Dr Martin Graham Principal

Our faculty have been carefully selected from amongst the world’s best and as such are recognised widely as authorities in their respective fields by both practitioners and other academics. We constantly question the quality and effectiveness of what we do, reappraising our primary goal – how to realise the potential of each and every one of our students. We would like you all, wherever

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About Helios International College The Helios International College is a private education provider, providing a wide variety of high quality affordable higher education courses and programmes to a wide range of customers comprising of both continuing and mature students. The College also runs various in-house, on-site and overseas corporate training programmes on various aspects of business, finance and governance. The College plans to have its own research and consultancy team, working on the development, deployment and delivery of new training programmes and courses and contributing to the overall local and overseas education sector. As an education provider the College runs various business; accounting; law; banking and finance; healthcare; travel, tourism and hospitality; teaching; information technology; marketing and language courses. Besides providing certain programmes and courses made available to private educational bodies by accrediting and awarding bodies including Edexcel, the City and Guilds, the Association of Business Executives (ABE), the Association of Business Practitioners (ABP), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and University of London - External System, the College will develop new courses and get those courses accredited by appropriate British accrediting and awarding bodies.

being in high demand in the UK market. The College aims to introduce a number of language, literacy, numerology and other lifelong learning programmes aimed at the local market segment. The College runs many short courses throughout the year aimed at small to medium scale businesses, current students, young professionals and technicians. The courses are in the sectors of languages, ICT, business development, management development, first aid and health and safety. The College has started to develop and market many Corporate Training programmes aimed at both the global and UK markets. The focus will be on Banking and Finance, Governance, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Information Systems. These programmes will also be promoted to developing African and Asian countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Bangladesh and Nepal.

The College aims to cater for the needs of both local and overseas students and will provide courses accordingly to both of these markets. For the overseas market, the College focuses on language, professional, academic courses and programmes that meet the demand of the growing overseas market in the UK. The College will also try to introduce any necessary courses and programmes for this particular segment of business as and when required. The College aims to provide the best possible quality education that is particularly expected by the overseas students, who see the British Education System to be much superior to other educational systems available in the global market. For local students, the College promotes vocational courses in literacy, numerology, teaching and healthcare, all the courses

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Vision, Mission and Philosophy Vision The Helios International College strives to be one the leading private education providers in Greater London, providing internationally recognised, accredited and quality education to its students and preparing them for the demanding international job market.

Mission The mission of Helios International College is the pursuit of affordable yet quality education and learning at the highest levels of excellence in a transparent and friendly environment.

Core values The core values of Helios International College are: ƒƒ A culture of openness, trust and integrity in business practices ƒƒ Transparent, firm and just academic policies ƒƒ Standardised business and academic practices ƒƒ Achievement of high academic and professional, or vocational standards ƒƒ Effectively deliver using leading technologies and advanced facilities where appropriate

Aims and objectives Helios International College is established with the intent of providing an efficient, service oriented, quality education at a reasonable price to international and local students.

misconduct in all different aspects of its operations. Besides the College aims to: ƒƒ Be open and transparent in making decisions, undertaking activities and if that is not possible, ƒƒ Explain why a decision has been made ƒƒ Reach conclusions based on best academic and professional practice, having considered all views ƒƒ Work to the standards of UK and international legislation and operate according to local laws as required ƒƒ Recognise appropriately the intellectual, academic support and operational contributions of all others involved ƒƒ To establish a culture of openness, trust and integrity in business practices

Academic Philosophy The Helios International College operates with the notion that a student is the focal point of the business and every individual student is the responsibility of the College. The College aims to provide not only quality service to the students but also desires to make a bond with the students thereby ensuring that every individual student gets the support required for their career development. The College understands the need of a proper atmosphere required for the academic growth of students and aspires to provide the personal attention they require.

Credibility The dynamic team behind the Helios International College aims to have collaborations, affiliations and accreditations from all the relevant regulating bodies including the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) and British Accreditation Council (BAC). In the near future the College will aspire to provide accredited University undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Professional Philosophy The Helios International College is a limited liability company which operates with honesty and integrity in all its work, taking steps to identify and deal with professional

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Why Study at Helios International College Helios International College provides its students with a culture of openness, determination and educational focus that combine to set us head and shoulders above similar institutions. We make this claim with confidence because our faculty and staff are all friendly, professionally qualified and dedicated to: ƒƒ D elivering quality service and education ƒƒ Providing individual care and support to each of our students ƒƒ Focusing on a culture of probity and honesty in all our undertakings ƒƒ Adopting a diverse yet coherent outlook ƒƒ Providing the very latest IT equipment and support ƒƒ Being available for our students to provide academic and pastoral support ƒƒ Offering an affordable fee structure ƒƒ Having available English Language support for any students who might need it Helios International College is located in suburban London providing a safe and peaceful environment in which to live and study, whilst being within easy reach of both the centre of this vibrant city and of its beautiful countryside. This location is convenient to Heathrow airport, is just 2 minutes from the Tube system and has many local buses passing its door. However, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a rich variety of multi-cultural shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, places of worship, entertainment, libraries, sports facilities etc, in fact everything you need and are familiar with can be found close by. We look forward to welcoming you and for you to enjoying the experience of studying at Helios International College in the very near future.

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Student Support As soon as you have cleared immigration and customs, you will be required to attend the college to complete registration and any other incomplete matters. This means that you should attend the college at the earliest possible time (if possible on the first Monday after arrival). Once at the college, you will be taken through a series of steps that will prepare and equip you for the terms ahead. Some areas that will be addressed are:

Travel discount card

During the registration process, students must fill out a new application form and present their original documentation indicating their qualifications. Any outstanding deposits should then be settled and a payment plan drawn up.

Students are given support in applying for discount on their travels with Transport for London (TFL). With a letter from the college, students can get up to 30% discount on travels in London (Underground trains and buses). They are also eligible for up to 15% discount on surface rails. This is a welcome gesture as the cost of travelling can be very costly.

Students induction

Registering with a local GP

This is where we conduct our ‘ice breaker’ - new students are given a comprehensive tour of the complex and then a clear run-down of the expectations of the programmes we offer. In this initiation, all questions are answered and myths dispelled.

As in the case with the bank letter, you will need a letter indicating that you are a student as well as proof of address before you can be registered with a GP.

Students registration

English language test A simple English proficiency test will be administered to ensure that students are capable of following the relevant lectures. All lectures are conducted in English and it is a prerequisite to enter and study in the UK. The college however, offer English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses for those students who are challenged in this department.

Students ID card Each student is issued with a photo identification card and an identification number. The card contains specific details of the particular student and can be used to identify them in case the need arise. The card is free and renewed annually or at the end of the course. If lost, the card may be replaced with a small charge of £5 at the discretion of the college Administration.

Opening a bank account

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exists here in the UK, you will find it easier to open an account here. In any case, you will need a letter from the college to confirm that you are a student in this country. The letter we offer is usually enough to take along with any other required documents such as passport or other forms of identification.

Registering with the police New arrivals in the United Kingdom, who will be here for longer than 6 months are reminded to check the immigration entry stamp in their passports to see whether they are required to register with the police. If you are from one of the following countries then it is likely that you are required to register: Afghanistan

Iran

Peru

Algeria

Iraq

Qatar

Argentina

Israel

Russia

Armenia

Jordan

Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Sudan

Bahrain

Kyrgyzstan

Syria

Belarus

Kuwait

Tajikistan

Bolivia

Lebanon

Tunisia

Brazil

Libya

Turkey

China

Moldova

Turkmenistan

Columbia

Morocco

UAE

Cuba

North Korea

Ukraine

Some students will arrive with their personal bank account and bank cards from their respective countries. If you are a member of an international bank that

Egypt

Oman

Uzbekistan

Georgia

Palestine

Yemen

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If you do need to register, you must do so within a week of your arrival. When registering, students should take with them their passport, two passportsized photographs and their registration fee of £34. If you are required to register with the police you must remember to inform the local police station each time you obtain an extension to your Leave to Enter/ Remain in the UK and also each time you change address. You will not have to pay each time you inform them of any changes but you are obliged to keep them informed of your current details.

Students support and counselling All grievances, harassment claims and personal issues are first addressed by the Student Welfare Officer whose remit includes dispute resolutions and advice. We have a compliant form which can be used.

Library At the college, a small library is in place for the purpose of students’ referencing. Many books can be accessed for assignment purposes.


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ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems ƒƒ Managerial Accounting ƒƒ Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication ƒƒ Quantitative Methods for Business & Management

There is an increasing need for highly computer literate business professionals who can develop business applications using spreadsheets, databases etc. and can work confidently with their IT colleagues. Holders of both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems will have had a firm grounding in the essential core IT and business skills and will be able to build bridges between technology and business practice.

Commencement date

ABE Certificate in Business Information Systems

Entry Requirements

There are four compulsory units are: ƒƒ Introduction to Business ƒƒ Introduction to Accounting ƒƒ Introduction to the world of Computers ƒƒ IT Applications and Skills

Commencement date February and September

Duration of the Course One semester full-time

Entry requirements No formal qualifications are required, but applicants must demonstrate competence in the English language.

ABE Diploma in Business Information Systems (Parts 1 & 2) The Diploma comprises two parts of equal standing.

Diploma Part 1: The three compulsory units are ƒƒ Computer Fundamentals ƒƒ Computer Applications in Business & Finance ƒƒ Principles of Programming PLUS one of the following units ƒƒ Organisational Behaviour ƒƒ Financial Accounting

Diploma Part 2: The three compulsory units are ƒƒ Computer Networking ƒƒ Information Systems Project Management ƒƒ System Analysis & Design PLUS two of the following units ƒƒ Human Resource Management

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Course Summary Intakes

January and September

Duration

3 Years - Full Time

February and September

Duration of the Course One year full-time or one semester intensive study.

Applicants must have attained one of these following qualifications: ƒƒ ABE Certificate in Business Information Systems ƒƒ Two GCE ‘A’ levels together with four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English language and mathematics. ƒƒ An access certificate from a UK college of further education. ƒƒ Pitman qualifications -two passes at Level 3 in relevant units. ƒƒ Other recognised qualifications that follow University of London guidelines.

ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Information Systems

Awarding Body Association of Business Executives (ABE) 5th Floor, CI Tower St. Georges Square New Malden Surrey KT3 4TE Tel: +44 (0) 20 8329 2930 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8329 2945 Web: www.abeuk.com

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB

The Advanced Diploma enables students with industrial experience to gain admission to many MBA programmes and students without industrial experience to gain admission to the final year of many university degree programmes.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304

Course structure

About ABE

Students must pass four compulsory units and one optional units from the choice of four. The duration of the programme is one year. ƒƒ Contemporary Application Development Methods ƒƒ Information Systems Strategic Management ƒƒ Relational Database Applications in Business ƒƒ Internet System Development PLUS on from:

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The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. They develop business and management qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.

ƒƒ Corporate Finance or Strategic Marketing Management ƒƒ Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation ƒƒ Managing in Organisation

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Course commencement February and September

Duration of the course One year full-time or one semesterintensive full time study

Entry requirements Applicants must have attained one of the following qualifications: ƒƒ ABE Diploma in Business Management. ƒƒ A degree awarded by a recognised UK or overseas university. ƒƒ Other recognised qualifications of approved overseas institutions of Higher Education.

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Information On satisfactory completion of the nine Diploma subjects students can proceed to the Advanced Diploma. Students may commence the Advanced Diploma when they have seven passes at Diploma level but must sit the examinations for the remaining two subjects in the same session as their first Advanced Diploma examinations. If there is a clash of dates on the timetable the Diploma subjects must be sat leaving the Advanced Diploma subject(s) until the next examination session. The Advanced Diploma will not be awarded unless the Diploma has been completed.

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ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management The ABE Business Management programme provides a professional qualification that may be used to prepare directly for a career in business, or to gain advanced entry onto a range of professional qualifications and university business courses in the UK and other countries. The programme provides students with an appreciation of the theoretical issues currently involved in the study of business and a wide range of practical skills, which will enhance their value to potential employers. Major themes running throughout the programme include Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing and IT.

ABE Certificate in Business Management There are four compulsory units: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Introduction to Business Introduction to Quantitative Methods Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Business Communication

Course Commencement

Applications to Business ƒƒ Quantitative Methods for Business and Management

Diploma Part 2: Three compulsory units ƒƒ Human Resource Management ƒƒ Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication ƒƒ Management in Action

Plus two from the following options ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

System Analysis and Design Managerial Accounting Principles of Business Law Concepts & Principles of Islamic Economics

Course commencement February and September

Duration of the course One year full-time

Applicants must have attained one of these following qualifications:

The Diploma in Business Management enables students to secure entry to the second year of many undergraduate business studies degree programmes. Diploma examination units are set and marked to BTEC National Diploma standards. The Diploma comprises two parts of equal standing.

ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management

Diploma Part 1: Four compulsory units

The Advanced Diploma enables students with industrial experience to gain admission to many MBA programmes and students without industrial experience to gain admission to the final year of many university degree programmes. Advanced

Duration of the course One semester-full time

Entry requirements No formal qualifications are required, but applicants must demonstrate competence in the English language.

ABE Diploma in Business Management (Parts 1 & 2)

ƒƒ Organisational Behaviour ƒƒ Financial Accounting ƒƒ Economic Principles and their

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Intakes

January and September

Duration

3 Years - Full Time

Awarding Body Association of Business Executives (ABE) 5th Floor, CI Tower St. Georges Square New Malden Surrey KT3 4TE Tel: +44 (0) 20 8329 2930 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8329 2945 Web: www.abeuk.com

Entry requirements

ƒƒ ABE Certificate in Business Management ƒƒ Two GCE ‘A’ levels together with four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English language and mathematics. ƒƒ An ‘Access’ Certificate from a UK College of Further Education. On satisfactory completion of the nine Diploma units students can proceed to the Advanced Diploma. Students may commence the Advanced Diploma when they have seven passes at Diploma level but must sit the examinations for the remaining two units in the same session as their first Advanced Diploma examinations. If there is a clash of dates on the timetable the Diploma units must be sat leaving the Advanced Diploma unit(s) until the next examination session. The Advanced Diploma will not be awarded unless the Diploma has been completed.

February and September

Course Summary

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Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About ABE The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. They develop business and management qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.

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Diploma units are set and marked to a Pass Degree standard.

Course structure Students must pass three compulsory units and two optional units from the choice of four. The duration of the programme is one year.

(September - December) ƒƒ Managing in Organisations* ƒƒ International Business (Case study)* ƒƒ Managing the Information Resource @ ƒƒ Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation@

(January – June)

Information On satisfactory completion of the nine Diploma subjects students can proceed to the Advanced Diploma. Students may commence the Advanced Diploma when they have seven passes at Diploma level but must sit the examinations for the remaining two subjects in the same session as their first Advanced Diploma examinations. If there is a clash of dates on the timetable the Diploma subjects must be sat leaving the Advanced Diploma subject(s) until the next examination session. The Advanced Diploma will not be awarded unless the Diploma has been completed.

ƒƒ Corporate Strategy and Planning * ƒƒ Strategic Marketing Management@ ƒƒ Corporate Finance @ ƒƒ Islamic Finance @ *--Compulsory units @-Optional units International Business (Case study) will be conducted in both semesters.

Course commencement February and September

Duration of the course One year full-time or one semesterintensive full time study

Entry requirements Applicants must have attained one of the following qualifications: ƒƒ ABE Diploma in Business Management. ƒƒ A degree awarded by a recognised UK or overseas university. ƒƒ Other recognised qualifications of approved overseas institutions of Higher Education.

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ABE Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry is today the largest and most pervasive within the global economy. The need to provide quality services in a businessorientated manner requires management leadership in all the main functional business areas - finance, marketing, human resource management, operations as well as strategic leadership. ABE’s Travel, Tourism and Hospitality qualifications provide a pathway through which students can develop a combination of key business skills and industry knowledge in preparation for the varied and exciting careers which the industry offers.

ABE Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality There are four compulsory units: ƒƒ Introduction to Business ƒƒ Introduction to Accounting ƒƒ Introduction to Business Communication ƒƒ Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

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following units: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Managerial Accounting Principles of Business Law IT in Hospitality & Tourism Operations Customer Service Skills

Commencement date February and September

Duration of the Course One year full time for both parts

Entry Requirements Applicants must have attained one of these following qualifications: ƒƒ ABE Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. ƒƒ Two GCE ‘A’ levels together with four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English language and mathematics. ƒƒ An access certificate from a UK college of further education. ƒƒ Pitman qualifications -two passes at Level 3 in relevant units. ƒƒ Other recognised qualifications, which follow University of London guidelines.

February and September

Duration of the Course One semester full-time

Course Summary Intakes

January and September

Duration

3 Years - Full Time

Awarding Body Association of Business Executives (ABE) 5th Floor, CI Tower St. Georges Square New Malden Surrey KT3 4TE Tel: +44 (0) 20 8329 2930 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8329 2945 Web: www.abeuk.com

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304

Entry requirements No formal qualifications are required, but applicants must demonstrate competence in the English language.

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ABE Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (Parts 1 & 2)

About ABE The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. They develop business and management qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.

The Diploma comprises two parts of equal standing.

Part 1: Four compulsory units ƒƒ Economic Principles and their Application to Business ƒƒ Organisational Behaviour ƒƒ Financial Accounting ƒƒ Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Part 2: Three compulsory units ƒƒ Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication ƒƒ Human Resource Management ƒƒ Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management Students must also pass two of the

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ABE Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Course structure Students must pass three compulsory units and two optional units from the choice of four. ƒƒ Strategic Hospitality Management ƒƒ International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality ƒƒ Sustainable Tourism, Planning & Development PLUS two from: ƒƒ Managing in Organisations ƒƒ Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation ƒƒ Strategic Marketing Management ƒƒ Managing the Information Resources

Information On satisfactory completion of the nine Diploma subjects students can proceed to the Advanced Diploma. Students may commence the Advanced Diploma when they have seven passes at Diploma level but must sit the examinations for the remaining two subjects in the same session as their first Advanced Diploma examinations. If there is a clash of dates on the timetable the Diploma subjects must be sat leaving the Advanced Diploma subject(s) until the next examination session. The Advanced Diploma will not be awarded unless the Diploma has been completed.

Course commencement February and September

Duration of the course One year full-time or one semester intensive study.

Entry requirements Applicants must have attained one of the following qualifications: ƒƒ ABE Diploma inTravel, Tourism and Hospitality. ƒƒ A degree awarded by a recognised UK or overseas university. ƒƒ Other recognised qualifications of approved overseas institutions of Higher Education.

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s leading accountancy organisations. Its members are internationally recognised in public practice, industry, commerce and the public sector.

Entry requirements ACCA offers various entry points on to the ACCA Qualification, depending on your previous academic qualifications.

Minimum entry requirements ƒƒ Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. ƒƒ Full information on the minimum entrance criteria for each country is available in the ACCA website.

Mature student entry route (MSER) ƒƒ Normally over age 21 ƒƒ No academic qualifications required ƒƒ Must pass the equivalent of Papers F2, Management Accounting and F3, Financial Accounting within two years before further progression to the ACCA exams is permitted.

Graduate-entry route ƒƒ R elevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempted from all nine exams within the Fundamentals level and register directly at the Professional level. Degrees with some relevance may also qualify for exemptions.

Fundamentals level (9 papers in total) ƒƒ Knowledge module (all 3 papers) ƒƒ F1 Accountant in Business (AB) ƒƒ F2 Management Accounting (MA) ƒƒ F3 Financial Accounting (FA) ƒƒ Skills module (all 6 papers) ƒƒ F4 Corporate and Business Law (CL) ƒƒ F5 Performance Management (PM) ƒƒ F6 Taxation (TX) ƒƒ F7 Financial Reporting (FR) ƒƒ F8 Audit and Assurance (AA) ƒƒ F9 Financial Management (FM)

Professional level (5 papers in total) ƒƒ Essentials module (all 3 papers) ƒƒ P1 Professional Accountant (PA) ƒƒ P2 Corporate Reporting (CR) ƒƒ P3 Business Analysis (BA) ƒƒ Options module (any 2 papers) ƒƒ P4 Advanced Financial Management (AFM) ƒƒ P5 Advanced Performance Management (APM) ƒƒ P6 Advanced Taxation (ATX) ƒƒ P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

Course Summary Intakes

February and September

Duration

3 Years - Full Time

Awarding Body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) ACCA UK 29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3EE E-mail: info@accaglobal.com Web: www.uk.accaglobal.com

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About ACCA

Access to ACCA via CAT qualification

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 in Great Britain and is the largest and fastest-growing global professional accountancy body in the world, with over 320,000 members and students in 170 countries.

ƒƒ N o academic qualifications required ƒƒ Sit Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification first and then transfer to the Skills module of the ACCA Qualification by claiming exemption from the first three papers in the Knowledge module. ƒƒ Exemptions ƒƒ Graduates with accounting/finance background may be awarded some exemptions for papers in the Fundamental level. An exemption fee must be paid to ACCA for each paper. Please contact ACCA for further information.

Course structure ACCA qualification’ consists of:

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Certified Accounting Technicians (CAT) Qualification The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification will provide you with a solid foundation in finance and accounting – providing you with all the necessary technical skills and knowledge required to perform an accounting-support role. So whether you wish to start a career in finance, gain recognition for the wealth of skills and experience you have already achieved, or want accelerated progression to the ACCA Qualification and a more senior position in accountancy, ACCA’s CAT Qualification will help you towards your career of choice. To achieve CAT status you will need to complete a set of exams and one-year’s practical experience in the workplace.

Course Structure You will need to complete a maximum of nine exams for the CAT Qualification, which are split into three levels. These are all designed to test the knowledge, skills and understanding you will need to work in accounting support roles. The exams cover the key areas of accounting, finance, IT and management. The Advanced Level exams are of equivalent standard to the first year of a university degree and offer a choice of options to suit your career needs.

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL 1 Recording Financial Transactions 2 Information for Management Control

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 3 Maintaining Financial Records 4 Accounting for Costs

ADVANCED LEVEL 5 Managing People and Systems 6 Drafting Financial Statements 7 Planning, Control and Performance Management

plus two options from: 8 Implementing Audit Procedures 9 Preparing Taxation Computations 10 Managing Finances There is no time limit to completing the exams and individual subject passes are allowed for all papers. Exams can be attempted twice a year in June and December.

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You can sit the papers in any order to suit your own career or study needs, however we advise that they should be attempted in numerical order. And there is no restriction to the number of exams you may attempt, allowing you to choose to sit as many or as few papers as you like at each exam session. You are, however, recommended to attempt a maximum of four papers in each six-month period.

Computer based exams At Introductory and Intermediate Levels of the CAT exams, you can choose to sit some or all of these papers as computerbased exams (CBEs). CBEs offer you the flexibility to sit papers outside the set June and December exam sessions, providing immediate access to your results upon completion - CBEs are held at ACCA CBE Licensed Centres.

Entry Requirements There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to register for the CAT Qualification. But your previous qualifications may entitle you to exemptions from some of the CAT exams. This means that you will start your studies at the most appropriate level according to your knowledge and skills, and, more importantly, avoid studying subjects you already know.

Exemptions Your previous qualifications may entitle you to exemptions from some of the CAT exams. This means that you will start your studies at the most appropriate level according to your knowledge and skills. You may also be able to claim exemption from the introductory papers of the CAT Qualification if you already have one year’s relevant practical experience. Plus if you already have an NVQ level 4 in Accounting, you will not need to complete the practical experience requirement.

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Duration

February and September ƒƒ Introductory and Intermediate Levels : 15 weeks ƒƒ Advanced level : 22 to 24 weeks

Awarding Body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) ACCA UK 29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3EE E-mail: info@accaglobal.com Web: www.uk.accaglobal.com

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About ACCA The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 in Great Britain and is the largest and fastest-growing global professional accountancy body in the world, with over 320,000 members and students in 170 countries.


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HND in Business This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or for progression to an undergraduate degree. It aims to provide an educational foundation for a range of administrative and management careers in business, specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek employment and enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment. The HND will give you a comprehensive overview of business practices and disciplines, providing you with the real, practical skills needed in today’s competitive international business environment. Successful completion of the HND will open up many career opportunities for you. This practical and intensive programme allows you to gain an internationally recognized business qualification in just 24 months. Fully validated by Edexcel, one of the world’s leading examining and awarding bodies, this HND qualification is recognized and respected by employers and higher education institutions around the world.

Entry requirements ƒƒ N ormally a minimum of one A level (in an appropriate subject) plus three GCSEs grade C or above, or ƒƒ 5 GCSEs grade C or above or a BTEC National Award or GNVQ Advanced Qualification at pass level or equivalent. Or ƒƒ Any equivalent overseas qualification ƒƒ Completion of High School Certificate and relevant work experience ƒƒ English language skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (or 5.0 with compulsory Foundation English Programme classes).

What are the career prospects? Students receive a Diploma from Edexcel and some go on to pursue careers in a wide range of businesses. Students are also eligible to obtain a degree by completing the one year BA (Hons) Business Management or Marketing course at any UK university.

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Course structure To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to complete sixteen units over the first 2 years; eight of them are Core units and eight of them are Specialist units.

Core units (Level 4) All students must take the following 8 core units (total 125 credits): ƒƒ Business Environment (15 credits) ƒƒ Managing Financial Resources and Decisions (15 credits) ƒƒ Organisations and Behaviour (15 credits) ƒƒ Marketing Principles (15 credits) ƒƒ Aspects Of Contract And Negligence for Business (15 credits) ƒƒ Business Decision Making (15 credits) ƒƒ Business Strategy (15 credits) ƒƒ Research Project (20 credits)

Course Summary Intakes

September and January

Duration

2 Years - Full Time

Awarding Body Edexcel London Regional Office One90 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH Tel: 020 7190 5300 Fax: 020 7190 5660 Email:londonro@edexcel.com web: www.edexcel.com

Admissions Contact Specialist units (Level 5) All students must take the following 8 units (total 120 credits): ƒƒ Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) ƒƒ Working with and Leading People (15 credits) ƒƒ Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results (15 credits) ƒƒ Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information (15 credits) ƒƒ Marketing Intelligence (15 credits) ƒƒ Advertising and Promotion in Business (15 credits) ƒƒ Marketing Planning (15 credits) ƒƒ Sales Planning and Operations (15 credits)

Assessment The course is assessed by end of term exams and assignments. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified Tutors / Assessors and Internal Verifiers. The final assessment is done by an Edexcel External Examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this qualification.

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Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About Edexcel Helios International College is an Edexcel approved Centre providing BTEC HNC and HND qualifications in Computing and Business. Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

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Awarding body Edexcel (BTEC)

Qualification level QCF Level-5

Qualification type Higher National Diploma

Course Commencement September and January

Duration of the course 2 Years

Hours per week in class 15 hours (full time daytime study)

Progression You may also top-up your HND to BA (Hons) Business Administration, Management or Marketing at most of the UK universities.

Award and Certification On successful completion of all the examinations, students are awarded the Edexcel (BTEC) HND certificate.

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HND in Computing and Systems Development This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or for progression to an undergraduate degree. It aims to provide an educational foundation for those wishing to become computer professionals, specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek employment and enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment. The HND will give you a comprehensive overview thorough grounding in the main areas of modern computing, providing you with the real, practical skills needed in today’s competitive international commercial environment. Successful completion of the HND will open up many career opportunities for you. This practical and intensive programme allows you to gain an internationally recognized business qualification in just 24 months. It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a structured approach to program design, and the necessary skills. It also provides a framework for a sound technical and professional practices and an opportunity to develop both independent and co-operative work. Fully validated by edexcel, one of the world’s leading examining and awarding bodies, this HND qualification is recognized and respected by employers and higher education institutions around the world.

Entry requirements ƒƒ Normally a minimum of one A level (in an appropriate subject) plus three GCSEs grade C or above, or ƒƒ 5 GCSEs grade C or above or a BTEC National Award or GNVQ Advanced Qualification at pass level or equivalent. Or ƒƒ Any equivalent overseas qualification ƒƒ Completion of High School Certificate and relevant work experience ƒƒ English language skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (or 5.0 with compulsory Foundation English Programme classes).

Students receive a Diploma from Edexcel and some go on to pursue careers in a wide range of computing. Students are also eligible to obtain a degree by completing the one year BSc(Hons) Computing or Computer Networking at any UK university.

Course Summary Intakes

September and January

Duration

2 Years

Course structure

Awarding Body

To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to complete sixteen units over the first 2 years; eight of them are Core units and eight of them are Specialist units.

Edexcel

Core units (Level 4) All students must take the following 8 core units (total 125 credits): ƒƒ Business Skills For E-Commerce (15 credits) ƒƒ Computer Systems (15 credits) ƒƒ Employability And Professional evelopment (15 credits) ƒƒ Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation (20 credits) ƒƒ Systems Analysis and Design (15 credits) ƒƒ Human Computer Interaction (15 credits) ƒƒ Website Design (15 credits) ƒƒ Distributed Software Applications (15 credits)

London Regional Office One90 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH Tel: 020 7190 5300 Fax: 020 7190 5660 Email:londonro@edexcel.com web: www.edexcel.com

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Specialist units (Level-5)

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All students must take the following 8 units (total 120 credits):

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ƒƒ Information Systems in Organisations (15 credits) ƒƒ Knowledge-based Systems (15 credits) ƒƒ Data Analysis and Design (15 credits) ƒƒ Programming in Java (15 credits) ƒƒ Networking Infrastructure (15 credits) ƒƒ Local Area Networking Technologies (15 credits) ƒƒ Wide Area Networking Technologies (15 credits) ƒƒ Network Security (15 credits)

About Edexcel Helios International College is an Edexcel approved Centre providing BTEC HNC and HND qualifications in Computing and Business. Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

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Assessment The course is assessed by end of term exams and assignments. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified Tutors / Assessors and Internal Verifiers. The final assessment is done by an Edexcel External Examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this qualification. ABE Diploma in Business Management comprises of two parts and has the following units:

Awarding body Edexcel (BTEC)

Qualification level QCF Level-5

Qualification type Higher National Diploma

Course commencement September and January

Duration of the course 2 Years

Hours per week in class 15 hours (full time daytime study)

Progression You may also top-up your HND to BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Computing or Computer Networking at most of the UK universities.

Award and Certification On successful completion of all the examinations, students are awarded the Edexcel (BTEC) HND certificate.

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Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership provides specialist work-related programmes of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the management sector. This qualification offers an engaging programme for higher education and adult learners who are clear about the area of management they wish to enter or progress within. The qualification also provides a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into employment in management following a career break. This course leads to a recognised professional management qualification which is accepted by some universities for direct entry into the final year of an MBA.

Entry requirements The minimum age for registration for this programme is 21 ƒƒ Have a good first degree, equivalent to a Bachelors degree in any discipline, or other appropriate professional qualification or overseas equivalent. ƒƒ Mature Students who do not possess the above mentioned qualification but with 5 years experience of working as a strategic management position can also apply. ƒƒ English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (or 5.5 with compulsory Masters Foundation Programme classes).

What are the career prospects? The Postgraduate qualification provides students with good opportunities in senior management positions within organisations operating in commercial and service sectors. Eligible students will also be able to progress onto a Masters level qualification (MBA) from most of the University in UK.

Course structure To achieve the whole qualification, a learner must successfully complete 3 core units (25 credits) and specialist units totalling 95 credits. A minimum of 9 units must be passed. Helios International College has preselected the specialist units to teach, keeping all of the requirements in

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mind. Unit combination at present on offer is as follows :

Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership All students must take the following 3 core units Core units (25 credits): ƒƒ

1. Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills (10 credits) ƒƒ 2. Professional Development for Strategic Managers (5 credits) ƒƒ 3. Strategic Change Management (10 credits)

Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership All students must take the following 3 units (minimum of 55 credits): ƒƒ Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics (15 credits) ƒƒ Research Methods for Strategic Managers (15 credits) ƒƒ Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers (25 credits)

Assessment All our study programmes are organised on semester basis. For each unit students are assessed by the end of the semester separately on the basis of defined learning outcomes. Once the coursework/ assignment is assess by the module tutor then Internal Verifier (IV) will go through to ensure required learning outcomes have been achieved. This work is then checked by an independent External Verifier (EV) appointed by Edexcel to grant the qualification.

Qualification level QCF Level-7

Qualification type Higher National Diploma

Course commencement

Course Summary Intakes

September and January

Duration

18 Months

Awarding Body Edexcel London Regional Office One90 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH Tel: 020 7190 5300 Fax: 020 7190 5660 Email: londonro@edexcel.com web: www.edexcel.com

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About Edexcel Helios International College is an Edexcel approved Centre providing BTEC HNC and HND qualifications in Computing and Business. Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

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Duration of the course 18 Months

Hours per week in class 15 hours (full time daytime study)

Progression Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership route for students to continue onto Master’s Degree (MBA). This qualification will enable up to 120 credits points out of the total 180 credit points to be used as exemptions on appropriate Masters Courses. Thus students with the Edexcel(BTEC) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and leadership may be required to take only the final 60 credits in order to complete a full Masters Degree programme(MBA).

Award and Certification The students will be awarded the Edexcel Level 7 BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership which gives 120 credit points out of the total 180 credit points from the MBA/ Masters Programme.

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OTHM Level  6  Professional  Higher  Diploma The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) was founded in 2003 as a professional membership body servicing the tourism and hospitality industry throughout the world. OTHM offers 5 levels of Professional Qualifications in the area of Tourism and Hospitality. In 2007 six new ‘stand-alone’ modules were introduced to add further training opportunities for students and individuals at work.

Recognition The London South Bank University (LSBU) is the original academic partner of OTHM; supporting and advising OTHM on the design and structure of OTHM levels and individual units. OTHM are Accredited and Recognised by LSBU through a detailed Articulation Agreement, covering issues of quality control, centre listing, confirmation of examination results, appeals procedure, the workings of the OTHM examination board, the release of transcripts, certification and progression arrangements for OTHM qualified students to access the BA (Hons) in Tourism and Hospitality and the MSc/PGDip in International Tourism Marketing.

Levels offered ƒƒ OTHM Level 4 Professional Certificate ƒƒ OTHM Level 5 Professional Diploma ƒƒ OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma

Duration 3 Years

OTHM Level 4 Professional Certificate The OTHM Professional Certificate is suitable for students who have already gained an OTHM Introductory Certificate or who have qualifications at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent. It is also suitable for mature students with at least 5 years relevant experience.

Entry requirements ƒƒ Holders of OTHM Introductory Certificate or ƒƒ 5 GCSE’s or 5 O’Levels or equivalent or ƒƒ Equivalent academic qualifications or ƒƒ Mature students with at least 5 year’s relevant experience ƒƒ English Language Competency (IELTS 5.5)

Work experience Although it is desirable that Professional Certificate students have some experience in the industry, no minimum is required

Modules OTHM Level 4 Professional Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management consists of 4 modules ƒƒ O THM/CER01 - Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality ƒƒ OTHM/CER02 - Introduction to the Business Environment ƒƒ OTHM/CER03 - Introduction to Business Communication and Customer Care ƒƒ OTHM/CER04 - Introduction to Business and Finance Each module requires 90 hours of classroom teaching, including business English, tutorials and site visits over the academic year. (The academic year is normally 28 weeks)

Assessment Each module is assessed by a three hour written examination. (Each international examination is in June and December each year)

Progression On passing the OTHM Professional Diploma, members will be eligible to be considered for OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Course Summary Intakes

September and January

Duration

3 Years

Awarding Body Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) SBC House Restmor Way Wallington Surrey SM6 7AH England UK Tel: +44 (0)20 8773 7677 Fax: +44 (0)20 8773 8300

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About OTHM The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) was founded in 2003 as a professional membership body servicing the tourism and hospitality industry throughout the world. OTHM offers 5 levels of Professional Qualifications in the area of Tourism and Hospitality.

This qualification will help team leaders and supervisors and those who want to rise to the first tier of management.

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OTHM Level 5 Professional Diploma OTHM Level 5 Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is suitable for people who have passed the OTHM Professional Certificate (or equivalent) or who are already working at supervisory or management level.

Entry requirements ƒƒ H olders of OTHM Professional Certificate or ƒƒ Equivalent academic qualifications or ƒƒ Mature students with a minimum of 8 year’s relevant experience including 3 year’s management experience ƒƒ English Language Competency (IELTS 6.0)

Work experience Professional Diploma students are expected to either have work experience in the industry before joining the course or be working part-time in the industry during the course or both. Candidates should note that if they intend to study for further professional qualifications in the industry a certain amount of industrial experience will probably be required

Modules Part 1 ƒƒ O THM/DIP01 - Tourism Marketing and Management ƒƒ OTHM/DIP02 - Hospitality Marketing and Management ƒƒ OTHM/DIP03 - Human Resource Management

(Each international examination is in June and December each year) Special exams on request from the college to OTHM Education and Examination board (Minimum 90 days required)

Progression On passing the OTHM Professional Diploma, members will be eligible to be considered for OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma The OTHM Professional Higher Diploma is suitable for people who work in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and who have already gained an OTHM Professional Diploma, or other qualifications at a suitable level. This qualification is appropriate for middle and senior managers. On completion of the OTHM Professional Higher Diploma, you can also be put forward for election as a Full Member of OTHM.

Entry requirements ƒƒ Holders of OTHM Professional Diploma or equivalent or ƒƒ 1st Degree or HND/HNC or equivalent ƒƒ English Language Competency (IELTS 6.0)

and Hospitality Business Environment ƒƒ OTHM/HID03 - Corporate Business Strategy and Finance

Part II ƒƒ OTHM/HID04 - Management Information Systems ƒƒ OTHM/HID05 - Strategic Human Resource Management ƒƒ OTHM/HID06 - Project: Operations Management in the Business Environment This qualification consists of 6 units, requiring a total minimum of 28 weeks’ full-time study, with scope for extra revision and exam preparation. Students normally sit three units per semester: three in June and three in December. The OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma can be taken as a stand-alone degree-level qualification over the course of a twelve-month period (provided the student meets the entry requirements). The OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma can also be taken in conjunction with the OTHM Level 4 Professional Certificate and the OTHM Level 5 Professional Diploma, culminating in the achievement of an OTHM Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma. The qualification taken in this way should be studied over a recommended course of two-and-a-half to three years’ duration (subject to exemptions.)

Assessment Each module 1 to 5 is assessed by a three hour written examination.

Part II

Work experience

Module 6 is assessed by a project.

ƒƒ OTHM/DIP04 - Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management ƒƒ OTHM/DIP05 - Financial Management and Information Systems ƒƒ OTHM/DIP06 - Customer Relations and the Business Environment This qualification consists of 6 units, requiring a total minimum of 28 weeks’ full-time study, with scope for extra revision and exam preparation. Students normally sit three units per semester: three in June and three in December

Professional Higher Diploma students are expected to either have work experience in the industry before joining the course or be working part-time in the industry during the course or both. Candidates should note that if they intend to study for further professional qualifications in the industry a certain amount of industrial experience will probably be required

Examinations are held in June and December each year

Assessment Each module is assessed by a three hour

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Modules Part 1 ƒƒ O THM/HID01 - Marketing Communications for Tourism and Hospitality ƒƒ OTHM/HID02 - International Tourism

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Special exams on request from the college to the OTHM Education and Examination board (Minimum 90 days required)

Progression On passing the OTHM Higher Diploma Members will be eligible to be considered for various courses in recognised colleges and universities in the UK and around the world or go on to study the OTHM Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma.


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OTHM Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management The OTHM Post Graduate Diploma prepares students for management within the tourism and hospitality industry. The course is designed to cater for local and international professionals within the industry who wish to gain the necessary qualifications and theoretical awareness to advance their careers or operations. It will also appeal to recent graduates who wish to acquire the specialist knowledge and qualifications necessary in order to manage tourism hospitality operations at a middle or senior management level

Entry Requirements ƒƒ OTHM Higher Diploma (all six modules must be passed) with relevant ‘audited’ management experience within Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. OR ƒƒ BA (Hons) in Tourism & Hospitality from a British University with relevant ‘audited’ management experience within Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. OR ƒƒ Masters Holders with relevant ‘audited’ management experience within Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. ƒƒ OTHM may also consider mature students with 10 years or more senior management experience within Travel, Tourism and Hospitality ƒƒ A minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for those students of whom English is not their first language

Duration: One Years

Who is this suitable for? The OTHM Post Graduate Diploma – International Tourism and Hospitality Management is suitable for professionals who work in the industry and have already gained the OTHM Higher Diploma or similar qualification.

Work experience Post Graduate students are expected to have worked in the industry and be working part time during the course.

Modules ƒƒ Module 1 - Dynamics and Operations Management for International Tourism and Hospitality 15 credits ƒƒ Module 2 - International Tourism Marketing 15 credits ƒƒ Module 3 - Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality 15 credits ƒƒ Module 4 - Ethical Dimensions of Tourism 15 credits

Assessment Dynamics and Operations Management for International Tourism and Hospitality. ƒƒ Examination ƒƒ Report Ethical Dimensions of Tourism. ƒƒ Diary ƒƒ Report Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality. ƒƒ Examination ƒƒ Report International Tourism Marketing. ƒƒ Examination

Progression University of Hertfordshire ƒƒ Semester B: MSc International Tourism Management ƒƒ MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management ƒƒ 60 credits

Intakes

September and January

Duration

3 Years

Awarding Body Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) SBC House Restmor Way Wallington Surrey SM6 7AH England UK Tel: +44 (0)20 8773 7677 Fax: +44 (0)20 8773 8300

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About OTHM The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) was founded in 2003 as a professional membership body servicing the tourism and hospitality industry throughout the world. OTHM offers 5 levels of Professional Qualifications in the area of Tourism and Hospitality. In 2007 six new ‘stand-alone’ modules were introduced to add further training opportunities for students and individuals at work..

The qualification is appropriate for senior managers. On completion of the OTHM Post Graduate Diploma students can transfer to the 2nd semester of MSc. International Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Hertfordshire

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General English Language Courses Learning to read, write, speak and understand English has a lot of benefits to it. English has been referred to as the “language of communication” and will enable you to gain access to knowledge through websites, books, the press, and news reports across the world! It allows you to communicate with people on an international level. Almost all international conferences and competitions are conducted in English (the Olympics and the Miss World contest). Diplomats and politicians from different countries use English to communicate with each other. English is the main language of organisations like the United Nations, NATO, and the European Free Trade Association. If you can communicate in English, you can contact people from all over the world and travel more easily (ask for directions, have a conversation or ask for help). English can help you push your career forward! By obtaining a qualification in English your CV will become more desirable to employers. This will benefit you by increasing your chances of obtaining your dream job and/or earning more money!

About the Course We offer a variety of English Language courses, but all our courses are based on the learning resources provided by City & Guilds. Only in the case of Citizenship classes we will use NIACE/LLU+Citizenship learning materials along with usual ESOL learning resources from City & Guilds. We also offer City & Guilds’ International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Diploma, which comprises of: ƒƒ I nternational Spoken ESOL - which assesses speaking ability ƒƒ International ESOL - which assesses other three language skills; listening, reading and writing

This qualification is for: We offer qualifications in the English language for local and international students, speakers of other languages and adult migrants. We offer:

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ƒƒ D aily morning and afternoon classes (3 hours a day, 4 days a week) ƒƒ Part time flexible hours to suit your school/work/home schedule ƒƒ Exam preparation classes for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and International ESOL Diploma. Students intending to sit for either International ESOL or IELTS exams will be required to attend 15 hours of class each week. Examination fees are to be paid separately. In order to provide better individual attention to our students, we limit the size of a class to a maximum of 16 students per session.

Units The qualification assesses all four language skills: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Awarding body City & Guilds

Course Commencement Please contact the College for start dates

Duration of the course 3 Months - Full time or

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Duration

6 Months - Part Time / Level

Awarding Body City & Guilds 1 Giltspur Street London EC1A 9DD Tel: +44 (0) 844 543 0000 Fax: +44 (0) 207 294 2400

Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

6 Months - Part time per level

Entry requirements Applicants must demonstrate competence in the English Language at the appropriate level

Exams and Exit Routes The College is a City & Guilds approved centre for International ESOL examinations and students can enter for courses from Preliminary (A1) level right up to Expert (C1) level. ƒƒ Students can opt in either International ESOL or IELTS exams after attending the course at appropriate levels. The examination fee is not included in the course fee. ƒƒ International ESOL and International Spoken ESOL examinations can be taken at our centre.

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About City & Guilds City & Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of professional achievement. With over 8500 centres in 100 countries, City & Guilds is recognised by employers worldwide for providing qualifications that offer proof of the skills they need to get the job done.


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ƒƒ I ELTS examinations can be taken at any centre of the student’s choice. ƒƒ Students can sit the IELTS examination after 3 months, 6 months or 9 months courses, depending on their requirement. All students will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance by Helios International College after completing each level and those sitting for exams will also receive certificates from the respective examination bodies. For International ESOL Diploma the students will receive three certificates from City & Guilds, one for International ESOL Diploma, one for International ESOL and one for International Spoken ESOL.

Do I need to buy Books? No. The recommended text books will be provided. However, any additional reference books will need to be bought.

Enrolment An initial assessment of every student will be carried out at enrolment. This will help us to determine which classes will be suitable for you.

Course Information ƒƒ M inimum age for enrolment: 18 years ƒƒ Registration fee: £50 ƒƒ Course book: price included in the fee. ƒƒ Class size: 12 students average / 16 students maximum. ƒƒ Course levels: Elementary to Advanced

All Courses Include ƒƒ F irst-day initial assessment ƒƒ Study materials ƒƒ Progress reports for students studying 8 weeks or more ƒƒ End of course report and certificate of attendance (min. 80%) ƒƒ Free standard and Wi-Fi internet access

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International ESOL Diploma (9992) The International ESOL Diploma is a combination of City & Guilds International ESOL and International Spoken ESOL. The qualification assesses all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The diploma can be taken at six levels and was developed from the Common European Framework (CEF).

International ESOL (8984) a single exam paper which covers listening, reading and writing. The City & Guilds International ESOL qualifications will help you demonstrate your ability to communicate in English to enable you to work or study in Englishspeaking countries and/or environments.

International Spoken ESOL (8985) which assesses real speaking ability through a one to one structured interview. The City & Guilds International Spoken ESOL examinations offer a comprehensive test of spoken English which can

City & Guilds IESOL Levels

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Preliminary (A1)

A1 Breakthrough

Access (A2)

A2 Waystage

IELTS

4.0 4.5 B1 Threshold 5.0

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5.5

Communicator (B2)

B2 Vantage

C1 Effective Operational Proficiency

6.5

Expert (C1)

C2 Mastery

8.0

Mastery (C2)

6.0

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This qualification is for: ƒƒ Non-native speakers of English worldwide and who would like to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English ƒƒ Young people or adults attending an English course either in the UK or overseas ƒƒ Students learning English as part of their college curriculum ƒƒ People needing English for their everyday or working life ƒƒ Learners who require externally

Cambridge

UK National Levels

Entry 1

3.0

Achiever (B1)

either be a stand-alone examination or a complement to the International ESOL (reading, writing and listening) examination. The tasks in the examination are designed to test the use of English in real-life situations. The Spoken ESOL series of graded examinations provides ‘steps up the ladder’ of proficiency and can motivate students who are attending courses over a long period to continue their studies. They are suitable for learners attending short courses in English

7.0

Key English Test (KET)

Entry 2

Preliminary English Test (PET)

Entry 3

First Certificate in English (FCE)

Level 1

Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Level 2

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Level 3

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Admissions Contact Admissions Department Helios International College Dawson House 276-278 Northolt Road South Harrow Middlesex HA2 8EB Tel: +44 (0)20 8422 0604 Fax: +44 (0)20 8422 3304 E-mail: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

About City & Guilds City & Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of professional achievement. With over 8500 centres in 100 countries, City & Guilds is recognised by employers worldwide for providing qualifications that offer proof of the skills they need to get the job done.


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recognised certification of their levels in English ƒƒ Those who are attending courses over a period and require a series of graded examinations which provide steps up in the ladder of proficiency ƒƒ Learners attending short courses in English

Units The qualification assesses all four language skills: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Authority (QCA) and are defined by QCA as being ESOL International qualifications. According to QCA Criteria, ESOL International qualifications are designed for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised world-wide and, at the highest level (NQF level 3/CEF C2), candidates who are preparing for entry to higher education or professional employment in the UK or elsewhere.

The Diploma is also approved by the UK Border Agency as evidence of English proficiency for skilled and highly skilled migrants wishing to work or live in the UK.

Awarding body City & Guilds

Qualification level There are six levels linked to the Common European Framework (CEF). The upper levels, Expert and Mastery, are recognised by many English speaking universities as evidence of language proficiency for entry purposes. Helios International College is currently providing the tuitions for Diploma on the following levels to overseas students, in accordance with UK Border Agency’s recent change in policy.

City & Guilds levels

Common European Framework Levels

B1 Achiever

B1 Threshold

B2 Communicator

B2 Vantage

Course Commencement Please contact the College for start dates

Duration of the course

Why take International ESOL Diploma? Examinations are on demand Centres are in control of timetabling and can hold examinations whenever required. City & Guilds need two weeks’ notice for the UK and Ireland and four weeks’ overseas

Integrity of total external assessment Centres can be confident of quality and the maintenance of international standards

Feedback reports Unsuccessful candidates automatically receive a short feedback report designed to prepare them to retake an examination

Rapid certification Results and certificates are issued within eight weeks

3 Months - Full time (at every Level)

Entry requirements Applicants must demonstrate competence in the English Language at the appropriate level

Recognition These examinations are accredited by the UK Qualification & Curriculum

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Student life in London To be a student in London is to be active, no matter how in-active you believe you are just buying a loaf of bread involves a bit of hassle, namely choice. There is so much to choose from that in some ways it can be overwhelming. London is huge you could live your whole life here and not know all its secrets. To leave your place of accommodation is to be bombarded with images, with people, with atmosphere, with history. You can be a tourist, spectator, and student; pick and choose, take a good look around; London has so much to offer. At the same time as this being a bonus; that you can sculpt your own life out of the chaos; find your niche, it can also be a bit of a nightmare.  There is so much to do in London and you just simply can’t do it all, and for most it would be near impossible, being a strapped for cash, student and all.

Public transport If you’re a regular user of public transport then splash out £5 on a student Oyster card, it saves you 30% on travel cards and bus passes, and can also be used as a normal Oyster card. Simply collect a form from your Student Union, get it stamped, then send it off with a passport photo and five quid, you should receive it within a month’s time. A normal Oyster card costs £2 and is much easier and cheaper to get if you’re an infrequent user of the tubes or buses. The bus is a great way to get you orientated in a foreign city, you’ll learn how ridiculously close to one another some of the tube stops are, and that nothing is really as far away as it seems.  Make sure you’re kitted out with an A-Z map and that you pick up a tube, cycle path or bus map from your local tube station so you know your way around.

Entertainment and amusements In London there are a whole host of great nights out to be had. Entry rates can vary from being free, £3-5 or up to £15 depending on what sort of club you’re going to, clubs in Leicester Square are generally around the £10-15 mark. 

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Shopping like a student! Shopping as a student on a budget isn’t as hard as it may sound, there are many food markets on in local areas, which can get you cheap fruit, vegetables, and household products.  Supermarket chains are very competitive but the best ones, in terms of price, are generally Tescos, Morrisons or Asda, however when it all comes down to it you’ll probably find that when you’re hungry proximity is more important than price. If you’ll lucky enough to have a Lidl or Netto nearby then there are some great deals to be found there especially if you’re buying in bulk or want something specific.  The cheapest shops are generally H&M, Peacocks, Primark, Tk Maxx and Matalan, but if you keep your eyes open bargains can be had everywhere especially in sales. Markets and charity shops are also great ways to get cheap clothing, in fact charity shops can offer you a whole host of brand names you probably couldn’t afford before, plus you can feel good knowing your money is going to a worthy cause.  Cafés around the Strand and Tottenham Court Road advertise in their windows if they do discounts or special student deals. If in doubt, ask, it could always be to your benefit. Generally membership and tickets have a concession prices for students.

Accommodation Looking for somewhere to live? It tends to be more expensive to use an estate agent to find accommodation than to search yourself. The uproarious student life can lead to a load of spats between flatmates, meaning new places needing to be filled so check out notice boards at your college. International Student House (ISH) is an independent halls, which you can apply for, mainly aimed at international students, it also has its own societies and activities going on, if you’re an international student many universities give you automatic free membership to ISH. London is a place of great choice; make sure you choose what’s best for you and

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most importantly, choose to have a great time.


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How do I get to the college? Nearby railway stations ƒƒ South Harrow tube station (Piccadilly Line) ƒƒ Northolt Park (Chiltern Main Line)

Bus routes The following London bus routes serve South Harrow: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ 17/10/2009 ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

114 Ruislip Stn to Mill Hill Broadway 140 Heathrow Airport to Harrow Weald (24-hour service) 258 South Harrow Stn to Watford Junction 398 Ruislip Stn to Greenford (Monday to Saturday only) 487 South Harrow Stn to Willesden Junction H9/H10 Harrow Circular Streetmap.co.uk- search results H12 South Harrow Stn to Stanmore Stn 640 School Service (South Harrow to Harrow Weald - schooldays only)

Map Data Copyright Collins Bartholomew 2003

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Helios International College Dawson House 276–278 Northolt Road South Harrow HA2 8EB United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 208 422 0604 Fax: +44 (0) 208 422 3304 Email: info@helioscollege.com Web: www.helioscollege.com

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