Real Employability Training Through Service Learning

By The British Institute Of Technology And E-commerce, PRNE
Sunday, July 17, 2011

LONDON, July 18, 2011 -

British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
B|I|T|E) in association with a range of commercial and
university partners is tackling the issue of graduate skills head

Service learning is an innovative approach to study that
will develop a range of additional graduate skills that are all
highly relevant to employers today.

Students enrolling for the service learning programme
will combine their degree studies with a few hours each day to
provide a service to others.  

The key element of the programme is that students build up and
development a greater understanding of the key employability
skills.   They also have a greater self awareness through
their own reflective learning which will help them thrive in their
future careers.

Students enrolling on the service learning programme can
offset the cost of tuition fees by providing an agreed number of
hours of service to BITE or its partners.  Thus a maximum of
£2,000 in fee remission can be applied to your tuition fee account
over any one year.

Dr Farmer the Chief Executive of BITE reflected ” BITE has
always sought to bridge the gap between graduate education and
industry skills requirement.  This new programme consolidates
much of what our commercial partners see as the key employability
skills that graduates require to development.  We are very
pleased to be able offer this innovative approach with the support
of our partners.”

The service learning programme is open to all eligible
students able to be matriculated and admitted to their programme of
study on a competitive basis.


The British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
B|I|T|E) in collaboration with UK University partners
and in association with industry offers a wide range of courses.
These courses have been developed in consultation with business and
government sectors to address the gap between industry and higher
education. The range of courses include Masters degrees, covering
MBA, LLM,  MA and MSc qualifications.  At undergraduate
level, we offer courses with particular focus on business and

We offer professional qualifications validated by the Chartered
Management Institute (CMI). Our leadership and customised
upskilling programmes support corporate and government departments
to enhance performance and understanding. We offer vocational
assessment (NVQ) for managers, supervisors, customer service and
hospitality personals.

BITE is also a British Council accredited test centre for The
International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The
IELTS test is available in two modules at BITE - Academic and
General Training. The Academic Module is used by candidates for
admission to undergraduate or postgraduate courses and for
registration with professional bodies. The General Training Module
emphasises basic survival skills in a broad social and educational

BITE is a private higher education organisation providing
post-graduate education to around 4,000 international students
every year.   Founded in 2000 it has grown steady and now has
three campus, one in East London, one in West-End London and an
executive retreat in Suffolk based in an estate of some 200

It offers a range of courses validated by the Coventry
University, University of Wales and the University of East London.
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It publishes three industry magazines each year: Business
Outlook, Educate UK and E-Britain all focusing on the fusion of
knowledge, technology and research to benefit of industry and

The British Institute of Technology and E-commerce is
a catalyst organisation bringing together business and

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