Advance HE is delighted to be working with the Swiss Education Group (SEG), the Swiss Alliance of Hospitality Management Schools and Swiss Education Group Professional (SEG Pro), the Global Executive Training & Advisory Community of SEG.
The new partnership aims to achieve and award ‘Advance HE Approval’ of the Group’s Swiss Professional Development Certificate in Learning, Teaching & Assessment. This programme is taught to teachers in higher education in a number of countries and SEG envisage around 300 participants per year.
Advance HE Approval is external confirmation that SEG’s Professional Development Certificate is aligned to Professional Standards Framework (PSF); and it means that successful participants in the programme in will have clear evidence in an application for Advance HE Fellowship. The partnership also allows SEG staff to apply for Fellowship following completion of the University of Derby’s accredited PG Certificate.
Stephan Earnhart, Managing Director of Swiss Education Group Professional, said, “We are very pleased with the progress we are making on the ‘Approvals’ route. Working around the world, it’s important to us to have our professional development certificate aligned to a framework in teaching and learning which is globally recognised, and that’s exactly what the Professional Standards Framework does. A clear route to Fellowship for our staff and course participants is a welcome bonus.”
Ian Hall, Advance HE Head of International Membership, said, “It’s great news to have SEG and SEG Pro as an Access Partner. We aim to recognise good teaching practice and encourage continuous professional development in teaching wherever it takes place. Furthermore, our global community of practitioners will be enriched by SEG staff participation in our practice networks.”
Swiss Education Group is world-renown for its undergraduate degree programmes, Masters, and courses in hospitality. The Group has five schools (Hotel Institute Montreux, Swiss Hotel Management School, International Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, César Ritz Colleges, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland) across six campuses in Switzerland, with a student body made up of 111 nationalities and 6,000 students.
Swiss Education Group Professional is global community of business experts that designs and delivers tailor-made executive training courses and serves in an advisory capacity for training programs and school and enterprise projects world-wide.
Find out more about the how Advance HE Approvals status provides an opportunity for organisations to gain external approval against the higher education sector’s recognised framework. Available to private companies, associated professional organisation or a charity.