NCC Education was proud to assist in the launch of a new partner centre in Huizhou, China. The event took place at Hua Luogeng Middle School on 26 June and attracted over 50 parents and students, as well as numerous teaching staff and senior school leaders.
Allowing the centre to outline the benefits of studying the NCC Education International Foundation Year programme (IFY) the event also provided parents, students and teaching staff the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session.
Support was also offered in clarifying the university application process for students wishing to study at an overseas university and the progression routes available through NCC Education on the completion of their studies at the centre.
The centre is a joint venture with the Dahua Training Centre, which provides English education to students from a wide range of ages, while Hua Luogeng Middle School is regarded within Huizhou as offering a high standard of education. It is situated around two hours from the major city of Shenzhen in the southern province of Guangdong and is located in the city of Huizhou on the Dong River.
The centre boasts excellent, brand new facilities and residential space for its majority of boarding students. NCC Education’s Academic Support Manager, Anthony Allen was full of praise for the environment created by the centre, “the school really does create an atmosphere where students can live and learn together”.
Accredited to run NCC Education’s IFY programme over a two-year cycle, the centre will teach the IFY programme modules alongside the conventional lessons expected of Chinese students attending the latter years of high school education. Students will graduate with both their high school leaver’s certificate and International Foundation Year certificate at the same time.
The Dahua Training Centre has approval to run international programmes from two separate government departments; the city’s education office and the State Bureau for Foreign Experts, and NCC Education look forward to future involvement in the region.
The launch event’s multiple successes were outlined by Anthony Allen, “Besides the obvious benefits in promoting our programmes into another region and making productive new relationships, it was really good to hear the questions from parents so that we can be sure, first-hand, that their concerns are being addressed. Many companies can become detached from the people they are trying to provide for so it is right to engage with those students and their families whose futures we are hoping to improve”.