New Delhi: Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the prestigious University of Cambridge, has partnered with TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) to offer Cambridge’s Business English qualifications across India.
The Cambridge English business qualifications programme has now been launched on the TCS learninghub online platform, thus making the globally recognised qualifications accessible to candidates across India. Institutions and learners throughout India can now directly register online for the very popular Cambridge BEC Examinations and take the exams on the scheduled dates. The registered candidates can also access learning support through the TCS learning portal – https://learning.tcsionhub.in.
Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the prestigious University of Cambridge, has teamed up with TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, to offer Cambridge’s computer-based Business English qualifications on their digital assessment platform across India.
Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) are a suite of three English language qualifications for international business. They show that the successful candidate can use English confidently in international business environments. The suite includes BEC Preliminary (B1 level), BEC Vantage (B2 Level) and BEC Higher (C1 Level).
BEC certifications help candidates to work abroad with top corporations and in India with international and pan-Indian organisations, and to study business -related subjects taught in English.
Speaking on the occasion, Mark Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Cambridge Assessment English said “Cambridge Assessment English exists to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world, and our collaboration with TCS will allow many more people throughout India to access the benefits of our qualifications.”
Mr. Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON, elaborated, “Our larger intent is to enable learning lifelong. Towards this, we are delighted to partner with Cambridge Assessment English. I truly believe learners across the country will be greatly benefitted with the certifications from Cambridge delivered through, I am proud to say, an industry leading digital platform – TCS iON Digital Assessments supported by vast computing infrastructure reach across the country”.
TCS iON has developed digital solutions that help conduct large scale, high stakes exams, while enabling institutions and exam bodies to effectively shorten the exam cycle. It does this with the support of high quality-computing infrastructure, large distributed execution team and a robust digital platform.
By teaming up with TCS iON, Cambridge will leverage TCS iON’s Digital Assessment Platform’s extensive, high stake assessment capability to conduct exams across the country and make it much convenient for learners and professionals from every state in India to take an internationally recognised Cambridge English: Business Certificate exam. Cambridge English: Business Certificates are a standard used all over the world to demonstrate prowess in English. TCS iON Digital Assessment platforms will provide a wide range of benchmarked assessment capabilities for the Cambridge English: Business Certificates.
On this occasion, Cambridge English also announced the launch of two more digital initiatives to support the learning outcomes of a candidate registering for a Cambridge English: business qualification:
• The BEC exam orientation app is a free app that supports BEC candidates with exam preparation through a detailed understanding of the format of the paper, revision exercises and exam tips. The app is available for download from both the iOS App store as well as Google Play store and is built on the Englishedge technology platform.
• The Campustowork.org portal is an engagement platform that brings together corporate organisations, educational institutions and students to match the right candidates with the right communication skills to the right job.
Francesca Woodward, Director Global Network, Cambridge Assessment English, further explained, “As part of our continuing efforts to leverage technology in multiple ways, we are delighted to announce the launch of our BEC exam orientation app and the Campustowork.org portal, both of which, we are confident will greatly benefit the candidates taking our business certifications and enhance their career opportunities as well as learning outcomes. The BEC app currently offers support to the Preliminary candidates but going forward will include support for the Vantage and Higher levels.”