UK Visa Rules: Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme

The UK Border Agency has launched the ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme’ for education providers under Tier 4 of the points-based system. The Highly Trusted Sponsor license is a new category of license. It will be awarded to Tier 4 sponsors if they have a proven track record of recruiting genuine students who comply with the UK’s immigration rules.
Benefits of the Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme

Compared with other Tier 4 (General) sponsors, a sponsor with a Highly Trusted Sponsor license will be able to offer a wider range of courses to international students. Highly trusted sponsors will also be given offered new services to recognize their track record of good compliance, such as a dedicated account management function and a more flexible approach to reporting student non-attendance.
Course restrictions

A sponsor with a Highly Trusted Sponsor license will be able to offer the following courses to international students under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system:
 Courses at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 3 and equivalents; and
 Courses below degree level that encompass a work placement (excluding foundation degrees).

Other sponsors will no longer be able to offer these courses under Tier 4 (General).

Highly trusted sponsors will still need to comply with the work placement requirements as set out in the sponsor guidance.
From the above we can summarise that all the Colleges in the UK would stop recruiting students for courses which are at NQF level-3, e.g. Certificate level 3 courses. In order to recruit for certificate level 3 courses the Colleges would need to get on the new list of Highly Trusted Sponsors.

For more information about Highly Trusted Sponsors, please visit the following links.

Kaplan Higher Education

Online instructors and professors are required to hold two online office hours per week, and are also available via email and have to respond within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends if a student emails them. Also, weekly discussion boards are a part of each class curriculum, with a specific discussion topic required weekly for student/peers and student/instructor interaction in order to learn and grow within the student’s field. In addition, scheduled weekly seminar sessions are held online once a week in each class with audio chat capabilities available for most classes which is highly advised to attend but is not mandatory . Completing option 2, or a pre-expected and additional assignment, is left an option if life makes it impossible for the student to attend the scheduled weekly seminar session. Major core classes have required weekly exams which must be completed within the week in order to receive credit for taking the class, along with required weekly assignments that must be completed. Research papers are expected along with other types of writing papers and all students are fully required and expected to cite using APA format in order to avoid plagiarism.

Many courses also have a complete series of pre-recorded video sessions which are designed to replace the course textbook as the primary source of information. The video sessions are also available in text form, as notes and transcripts are posted for students to download and study. Within this context, the course text becomes a supplemental source of information to back up and reinforce what the students learn during the video session.

Students are given open access to a course lounge where they can meet informally and form study groups. In addition, Kaplan offers the use of a course chatroom, where help sessions are held prior to exams and special projects. Students may also use the course chatroom for group sessions on their own.

All seminars and group study sessions are archived so that students who cannot attend may review them in text form later.
Three former academic officers at Kaplan University have filed a wide-ranging federal lawsuit the university of defrauding the U.S. government out of more than $4 billion. The lawsuit alleges that Kaplan enrolled unqualified students, inflated their grades so they could stay enrolled, and falsified documents to obtain accreditation for certain academic programs. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida in March 2008.

University of Abertay Dundee – International Center for Excellence.

University of Abertay Dundee, located in Dundee, Scotland, is an an outstanding place to live and study and offers an affordable lifestyle. The University of Abertay Dundee is in a beautiful part of the world, and also in the Scotland’s sunniest city. This University is famous for providing an education for the future and internationally renowned for modern, contemporary and practical education.

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Interests and courses covering accountancy and business management to creative sound production, ethical hacking, forensic science, sports psychology and much, much more are offered at University of Abertay Dundee.

Dundee Business School is closely linked to powerful industries, including oil and gas and new media, ensuring that their students learn real business skills to thrive in future career.

University of Abertay Dundee the School of Contemporary Sciences teaches all about environmental, forensic, food or health sciences, while the School of Social and Health Sciences covers psychology, sociology and sports studies.

Abertay was the first British university to offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer games technology, alongside their fantastic White Space facility – where students, lecturers and industry professionals work side-by-side in an open-plan learning environment – they run Dare to be Digital, an annual computer game development competition that attracts competitors from universities across the world. Abertay’s School of Computing and Creative Technologies truly is a center of excellence.

The courses offered by the University of Abertay Dundee are non-traditional in nature, being more vocationally focused than traditional universities. Honours degree courses such as “computer game technology”, “ethical hacking and countermeasures”, “forensic sciences”, “food product design” and “sport health and exercise” are all on the syllabus. Traditional academic subjects such as maths, physics, English, classics, geography, chemistry and history are not taught as named degree programs at the university.

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In the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2001 (published December 2001), Abertay was identified as one of the most improved research universities in Britain.

The University of Abertay Dundee more than doubled its average score for research quality and was highlighted as the best university in Scotland for environmental science research and one of the top five in Britain.

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Study at Friendly Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a university in Canterbury, Kent, England.
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, friendly, University known as one of the largest and most popular Higher Education institutions of its kind, renowned not only for academic excellence, but also for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and community spirit.

Canterbury Christ Church University is set in the heart of the historic and picturesque city center of Canterbury – a location close to the Channel port of Dover and the Eurostar rail link to the Continent at Ashford International. London can be easily reached by rail and coach.

A safe and friendly environment and welcoming atmosphere with strong community spirit are the specialties of Canterbury Christ Church University.

A world heritage site renowned for its magnificent cathedral and wealth of historic buildings, Canterbury is also a regional shopping centre with narrow, bustling streets where cafés, bars, restaurants and clubs make it ever popular with visitors and students alike.

Studying at  means studying in a safe and friendly environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and strong community spirit. Whichever of our five campuses you choose to study at you will discover the same values and warm welcome.

They offer hundreds of courses with thousands of study choices. Many students opt to study two subjects via the extensive joint honors scheme.

The University also operates from several off-campus sites in and around Canterbury.

1. Sidney Cooper Gallery
2. Augustine House
3. Hall Place
4. Hall Place Enterprise Center

Beyond Canterbury, the University now has four additional campuses throughout Kent:

1. Broadstairs
2. Salomons
3. Medway
4. Folkestone

Canterbury Christ Church University is divided into five faculties which contain departments and centers for teaching and research.
1. Faculty of Arts and Humanities
2. Faculty of Business and Management
3. Faculty of Education
4. Faculty of Health and Social Care
5. Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences

At Krishna Consultants we provide the solution for all your International Education needs. We are the Authorized Representative of UK Universities, professional organization affiliated to UK Universities to provide first hand information about the higher education opportunities in UK. Our core activity lies in assisting students to make the right choice with regard to pursuing education in overseas educational institutions. we also provide successful VISA Consultancy for all the Countries.

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Successful VISA Assistance for Overseas Studies/Education

Visa Assistance
Visa Assistance

VISA is an approval that grants one the permission to travel to other countries and also defines his/her status in that country. Student Visas are issued for the period it takes the visitor to complete his/her course of study, program or work assignment.

Krishna Consultant is one the successful VISA consultants providing VISA assistance for student going overas to persue there education.

We have been marked in consulting for Visa to even those students whose Visas’ had been rejected by the Consulate. More than thousand students have successfully gone to foreign universities for study under our consultancy.

The major task after your admission gets confirmed from the university where you have applied getting is of getting visa from the consulate.

Getting VISA is not an easy task, a lot of factor plays important role here. It depends a lot on your presentation. If you represent yourself in accord, then the chances of rejection of Visa are very less.

Here we help by :

1.Preparing documentation and all the paper work needed for VISA for all countries.
2.Financial assitance and arranging document for it.
3.Giving personalized interview briefing services.
4.Mock Questions and Personal Interview Briefing.

On a regular basis, we are in touch with the Consulates about the latest Visa documentation and rules; and therefore, we are always updated with latest developments taking place in this field.