On August 18, FPT BTEC international college solemnly held the Opening Ceremony 2017- 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Nearly 200 new students and parents attended the event and excitedly welcoming the new school year ahead.
In order to provide knowledge and skills for students to be able to work internationally, FPT University has partnered with Pearson Edexcel to launch the FPT BTEC. The college aims to develop higher education programs with international standard and an effective bridge to leading universities at reasonable costs.
“The college desires to emphasis on the skill training and professional development in accordance with international training standards during 2 years,” Director of FPT BTEC- Ms. Le Thi Hong Hanh said. “Instead of learning too many theories, students are more likely to focus on practice so they can work immediately after graduation”.
Sharing about the training method of FPT BTEC, Mr. Tran Ngoc Tuan- Vice President of FPT University said, “The training of BTEC International College is always associated with the requirements of enterprises”. He also reminded that BTEC is strong beginning point but students need to be patient for the next few years to become useful people and valuable employees.
In the opening ceremony, new students were offered scholarships worth VND 20 millions (USD 880) as an encouragement to study hard and gain excellent achievement.
FPT BTEC expects to open up a great opportunity for Vietnamese students to receive a training program from one of the world’s most advanced education levels at a one-tenth of the cost of studying abroad. In addition, students will learn in the corporate environment with the advantage of FPT Corporation.
On March 13, 2017, Education and Pearson Edexcel – the UK’s largest education and training organisation launched BTEC UK – FPT Education College (now known as BTEC FPT International College). Accordingly, The enrolment is based on the review of high school transcript.
Because the program is entirely in English, applicants who do not have the English certification as required need to take an English test of FPT BTEC. All applicants who did not meet English entry requirements will join a preparatory English program. This ensures that all students can study at the college.
Right after the opening ceremony, on 19 August, FPT BTEC students took part in the “Orientation Day” to find out about the learning activities as well as regulations when studying here.