Brexit. It’s currently the hottest topic in politics, and we at OCN Credit4Learning, whilst maintaining our usual political impartiality before, during and after the referendum have been keenly following the political debate.
Britain’s future relationship with Europe, and indeed the world is of interest to all of us, but will any of this have any bearing on the fortunes of our members?
This week, the Prime Minister outlined her plans and approach to the upcoming Brexit negotiations, it can be summarised, as the UK will leave the EU, Single Market and Customs Union and seek a bilateral agreement with the EU on trade issues in the near future. Indeed, the UK will be seeking bilateral trade agreements with countries all over the world, and this could provide opportunities, not just for big business, but more nimble and niche players.
Higher Education Institutions are amongst those most perturbed by the withdrawal from the EU, as it has the potential to disrupt funding for research projects, and the annual inward flow of international students from the continent, and this has made plenty of headlines. However, what about the small niche players in the education and training field?
We at OCN Credit4Learning have a long track record of supporting bespoke and niche training and development, and have accredited many courses that are delivered not just in the UK, but in Europe and beyond. One thing that will remain consistent, despite all the political turmoil, and talk of ‘uncharted waters’ etc., is that the English education ‘brand’ remains strong and attractive internationally, and this will not change over the next few years, new opportunities may emerge for educational services overseas, and as we do at present, OCN Credit4Learning will support innovative training organisations in developing services that are attractive and effective and can be delivered overseas.
OCN Credit4Learning, continues to successfully work with training providers who work in both the UK and international arenas, and we can support others who may want to deliver innovative and flexible educational services benefitting from an English based Accreditation.
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