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Swiss Education Group wins ‘approval’ for global education certificate

29 Apr 2021 | Advance HE Internationally-celebrated schools specializing in hospitality, business and culinary arts – “meticulous in aligning programme to the PSF.”

Swiss Education Group, the global organisation based in Montreux that supports students across a range of disciplines relating to hospitality, has won Advance HE ‘Approval’ for its Global Education Certificate in Learning Design.

‘Approval’ means the programme is certified as aligning to the ‘Descriptor 1’ of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF). As a result, participants who successfully complete the programme can later make a direct application to Advance HE for Associate Fellowship.

Stephan Earnhart, Managing Director of Swiss Education Group, said, “It has been an extremely worthwhile process to align our programme with the PSF. It means that we have benchmarked our professional practice and experiences against sector-wide standards through this internationally recognised framework. This focus on excellence complements the values and characteristics required of the best in our industry.”

“I am delighted, too, that participants will be able to go on to achieve individual recognition for their commitment to learning and teaching, rewarding their endeavour and professionalism.”

Ian Hall, Advance HE Head of Membership (International), said, “Many congratulations to the team at Swiss Education Group who have worked meticulously to align the programme with the PSF. We really look forward to welcoming applications from successful participants of the programme to join global community of Fellows.”

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 – became an Advance HE affiliate member in June 2020 with the express of achieving 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 with an expectation around 300 participants per year. The programme comprises three levels: Professional Development Certificate in Swiss Hospitality Education; Professional Development Certificate in Learning, Teaching & Assessment; and Global Education Certificate in Learning Design.

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. 


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