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Highly Trusted Birmingham and Manchester campuses get Home Office Approval

LSBF Manchester and Finance Business Training (FBT) are delighted to announce that they have both been awarded HTS status by the UKBA, effective immediately.

As the only private ACCA approved providers in Manchester and Birmingham respectively to hold HTS status, their position as the destination of choice for professional and postgraduate education in the North-West and the Midlands is reaffirmed.

Introduced as part of the five-tier immigration system to ensure the quality and track record of educational institutions, the HTS status is reserved by the UKBA only to those organisations who demonstrate that they meet the highest criteria of quality in student recruitment, admissions and management.

Only HTS organisations may sponsor students for certain types of courses, and students who apply for a visa with a CAS from a HTS are likely to receive a quicker, hassle free service from UK High Commissions. Achieving the status of HTS grants the official confidence of the Home Office in LSBF and FBT as safe pairs of hands to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

LSBF Manchester and FBT are dedicated to developing innovative programmes across a range of professional qualifications including ACCA and CIMA, as well as a substantial portfolio of renowned postgraduate programmes.

With state-of-the-art facilities, first-class tutors, award-winning online learning platform and flexible approach to learning; the HTS status confirms each school's standing as a leading provider of professional education.

Commenting on the news, FBT's managing director, Moneesha Imrit, said: "We are delighted to be recognised as a Highly Trusted Sponsor, as it underlines our reputation as an international centre for academic excellence."

"The status demonstrates our commitment to making the move to the UK as easy and hassle-free as possible for our international student population, which, comprising 153 nationalities, makes up more than 80% of our student body."

LSBF Manchester and FBT are partners of London School of Business and Finance. It has campuses across the UK and an international presence than spans the globe. It offers a full range of postgraduate MBA, MSc and MIB programmes as well as leading professional qualifications including ACCA, CIMA, CFA® and CIM.

News were correct at time of online publication