Registration and Recognition
  • Colbourne College is a Tertiary Institution delivering UK Higher National Diplomas awarded by Pearson BTEC (Pearson of Pearson
    College, London and Pearson Edexcel one of four national examination bodies in the UK).Colbourne College is registered by the
    Ministry of Education, Jamaica.  

    Colbourne College is officially appointed as representatives by the University of Northampton, UK and Monroe College, NY for students recruitment.
    Colbourne Students start the first 24 months of the Bachelor's Degree on-campus or on-line in Jamaica and complete the bachelor's degree studying
    overseas in just 12 - 15 Months at Monroe College, New York OR University of Northampton, UK.  The entire degree can also be completed from
    Jamaica fully online.

    Colbourne Students studying on the MBA start the first 8 months on-campus or on-line in Jamaica and complete the Master of Business Administration
    Degree in just 12 more months studying online with University of Northampton, UK or on-campus in the United States with a choice of
    40 Universities.  The entire degree can be completed from Jamaica fully online.

    Colbourne Students may complete the degree top-up with a choice of  200 USA/UK/Dubai/Australian/Canadian Universities that accept the BTEC
    Higher National Diploma.

Programs Accreditation
  • Pearson Qualifications delivered at Colbourne College are accredited by Ofqual. The Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulations
    manages and regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, to ensure that all students receive the highest standard of education
    irrespective of the country they study the award. The details of qualifications accredited by Ofqual can be found within The UK Government's National
    Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ).   Pearson qualifications are highly recognised and the with largest student count in the UK. BTECs are
    delivered in over 75 countries worldwide.  

  • Diplomas and Degrees commenced at Colbourne College are completed at and awarded directly by, its USA/UK University Partners and Pearson of
    Pearson College, London.

Monroe College Degrees
  • Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
    (Telephone: 267 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S.
    Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  

    Monroe College is authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to grant Certificates, Associate Degrees and
    Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

University of Northampton Degrees
  • The University of Northampton is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. The University of Northampton was first opened by the then
    Secretary of State, Margaret Thatcher, in 1972. In order to gain university status, the Privy Council granted Northampton the power to validate its own
    research degrees and gained full university status as The University of Northampton in 2005.

    The university has 14,000 students spread across its two campuses. It is divided into six schools: Arts; Science and Technology (formerly Applied
    Sciences); Education; Health; Business and Social Sciences. Today, Northampton is a premiere UK University ranked in top 50 in the UK University
    League of Tables. Northampton offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees, foundation degrees, diplomas and a variety of postgraduate
    opportunities up to PhD level.

    Institutional Accreditation or Recognition: Privy Council Year of first Accreditation: 1992

History of Colbourne College
    Advanced Educational Services was founded in 1996.  Academic operations began modestly on Church Street in Kingston with two lecturers and 35
    students who were enrolled for the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) classes.  Advanced Educational Services was later renamed Caribbean Life
    International Institute in 2003, when the institution forged a meaningful and cooperative relationship with the Overseas Examination Council of Jamaica,
    having been granted attached local centre status for the University of Cambridge International Examinations, a department of the prestigious University
    of Cambridge, England.    This relationship was a mutually fruitful one and Caribbean Life International Institute became the leading Cambridge Centre
    in Jamaica with impressive successes in the enrolment of high school students for the University of Cambridge International Diplomas in the areas of
    Business and Travel and Tourism Management.  The college has successfully prepared about 4500 students entries since 2003 for the said University
    of Cambridge International Diplomas, many of whom progressed into leading universities in Jamaica, USA, Canada and the UK.  Many of these
    students have successfully ventured into industry at various levels, and in different fields.

    Colbourne College was born out of the need for quality, tertiary education in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland. Planning for the Colbourne College
    began in 2005 when the five members Board of Directors was appointed. Alongside the existing registration by the Ministry of Education, Colbourne
    College was granted registration by the University Council of Jamaica in 2007 to manage a tertiary program.  A further 800 undergraduates entered
    between 2007-2011.  

    Colbourne College manages its educational programmes on our main campus at 6 Hillview Avenue in Halfway Tree; and a Distant Learning Programme
    with tutorials at two distant sites - in Montego Bay, St. James at Verney House Hotel, 3 Leaders Avenue; and in Ocho Rios..  

    Colbourne College is set to welcome over 450 students for fall 2013, to whom we deliver Ofqual accredited programs and quality student support
    services leading to UK undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, facilitating advancement to the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

    The main office and personal home to Colbourne College occupies a two floors building site strategically located in the heart of Capital City Kingston,
    in Halfway Tree.  The majority of the College’s students is drawn from Kingston and Portmore and, together, is approximately 80% of the current
    student population of over 300 students.

    Under visionary leadership and supporting administration, the College is embarking on a new strategic planning process designed to;
  1. Ensure that the important traditions in the business and tourism core disciplines are retained while the institution responds to the needs of its
    evolving student population with cutting-edge academic programming and continuously improving facilities.  
  2. Ensure an ambitious, three year plan called “Colbourne College: Vision 2015” that is designed to enhance the overall student experience,
    increase the faculty and student support staff, and upgrade and expand facilities.

Corporate Culture
    Colbourne’s organizational value that influences our corporate climate interlocks ‘service and unique student and staff value proposition’.  Our students
    and employees are the most valuable asset that we have.  This is who we are, and the kind of college that we want to be perceived to be.   

    Colbourne College will continue to build good relationships with partner organizations as a way of creating value in the education sector and in the
    human capital development of the country and will continue an on-going process of institutional development, and staff and faculty development as a
    reflection of the College’s commitment to Higher Education in responding to the changing needs of the Jamaican students.

Degree Progression
    Students who have completed the Level 5 UK Higher National Diploma will continue to the Bachelors Degree in Jamaica, USA or UK.  The UK Higher
    National Diploma is recognised and accepted by almost all International universities (US, UK, Canada, Australia etc.), including the following UK
    University of Bedfordshire
    University of Gloucestershire
    University of Wales (Bangor)
    University of Wales, Lampeter
    University of Worcester
    University of Central Lancashire
    University of Essex
    University of Greenwich
    University of Hertfordshire
    University of Huddersfield
    University of Nottingham
    University of Plymouth
    University of Portsmouth
    University of Salford
    University of Sunderland
    University of Teesside
    Buckinghamshire New University
    Deakin University
    Kingston University London
    London Metropolitan University
    Middlesex University
    Monroe College
    Northumbria University
    Nottingham Trent University
    Oxford Brookes University
    Southampton Solent University
    Staffordshire University
    Thames Valley University
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Is the UK L5 Higher National Diploma accepted for employment and further
studies in Jamaica?
The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) says;
    "The International Advanced Diploma in Business is a recognised vocational qualification that offers progression into
    higher education, further training, or employment.  In the assessment of the UCJ, the International Advanced
    Diploma in Business is broadly equivalent in standard to the Associate Degree and should be assessed for
    admission to related undergraduate programmes."