London, England (PRWEB UK) 22 August 2014
London School of Marketing, a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications in the heart of London, has announced today its decision to cease issuing sponsorships for UK Border Agency (UKBA) Tier 4 – General students. This news is in direct response to the UK’s tightening immigration laws and is economically counter-acted by London School of Marketing’s successful Local Access Points (LAPs) programme, which allows them to provide direct support to foreign students in locations around the world and in their home countries.
London School of Marketing has gained international recognition due to the high quality of the programmes they offer, their innovation in course delivery, including extensive online support, and their outstanding pass rates that are consistently in excess of 85%. By offering students broad flexibility through their advanced internet based platforms combined with standout Central London classroom locations, such as Imperial College, Birkbeck College and University College of London, they have become leaders within the UK market for both professional and academic qualifications. This is supported by their credibility as an institution, shown through a host of accreditations and recognitions, including from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS).
Founded by marketing experts and recognised as the leading provider of marketing courses in the UK, London School of Marketing has used their in-depth understanding of the marketing framework to predict, evaluate and adapt to the changing political landscape and its direct effect on their business. Early on, they recognised that immigration laws for foreign students would become increasingly restrictive, despite the fact that international students contribute £10 billion a year to the UK economy, according to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. As a direct result, and based on a passion to deliver quality education to those who seek it no matter where in the world they reside, the institution launched their LAPs programme.
Over the past 18 months, LSM has been building up its internal expertise, investing in sophisticated technology and adapting its business model and infrastructure to the suit changing external environment. This has drastically changed their business and marketing strategies and resulted in unprecedented success, particularly when compared to the performance of their competitors.
“Due to the fact that we have managed to successfully adapt our business in the face of changing immigration laws, our company is now more streamlined and able to better deliver the programmes we want to offer, to the people we wish to educate, in the manner that we feel is fair and equal to the broadest group of students,” said Anton Dominique, CFO/COO of London School of Marketing. “As a direct result, we are no longer held back by changing immigration laws, and are therefore withdrawing from our Highly Trusted Status with the UKBA and will no longer be issuing Tier 4 – General visas. As 90% of our business is UK based, this decision does not impact the financial viability of our business. Although we are delighted to have found a way, through our broad distribution of international LAPs, to continue to provide foreign students with the UK accredited qualifications they desire.”
A current list of LSM’s Local Access Points, ranging from Colombo to Kathmandu, can be found on their website.