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BPP handed degree authority

Published: Wednesday, 26 September 2007   Category: Government policies

BBP College has become the first private company to be empowered with the authority to award degrees.

The college offers law and business courses and had to pass a series Quality Assurance Tests to become approved.

A delighted Carl Lygo, college chairman and principle, said: "The decision recognises the vital contribution the private sector can make to education and training as well as the confidence the public can have in BPP College's standards, quality assurance mechanisms and the integrity of its awards.

"BPP College has strong links with the professions, and law firms in particular, as well as a powerful regional and national presence.

"Both its law and business schools are good examples of employer-led education and training."

Publicly funded higher education institutions, such as traditional universities are indefinitely given the power to award degrees.

The college has four locations across the country and has around 5,500 students enrolled on its courses.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18294872-ADNFCR

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