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A new pathway to university was recently unveiled when Ladies College launched the Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality as a parallel option to Advanced Level qualifications on May 6. Representatives from Pearson (UK/Sri Lanka), acclaimed universities and hotel schools and the Cinnamon Group of Hotels were in attendance, along with parents and students from Ladies’ College.

Commencing from June 1, students of Ladies College will have the privilege of studying for a BTEC qualification in Hospitality while being able to gain valuable hands on practical experience in reputed five star hotels.

Those who successfully complete the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will also be exempted from the first year of the Hospitality Degrees offered by a few selected universities.