Accreditation

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Premier College

Vancouver Premier College has been a BC provincial government accredited institution since 2000 when its College of Hotel Management was accredited by the BC Private Post-Secondary Education Commission. Since that time, VPC has successfully completed annual reviews and multiple 5-Year Comprehensive Reviews by the duly appointed provincial government agency responsible for accrediting private education and training institutions in British Columbia. VPC’s most recent 5-year comprehensive designation review was completed on VPC’s College of Business and Management in November 2019 by the BC Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. VPC’s College of Hospitality Management is scheduled for its fifth 5-year in depth comprehensive review by PTIB in 2020.

In addition to being designated by the BC Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, VPC has received BC’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation and has been approved as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In addition to these designations and accreditation, VPC has established articulation agreements with both public and private post-secondary education institutions for the purpose of creating educational pathways and advanced study opportunities for its graduates.

 
Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management
DLI number: O19280589592

Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management
DLI number: O143533237562

Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science
DLI number: O19274398652

Designation

Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science, Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management and Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management are designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) under the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Designated institutions must go through a rigorous evaluation and approval process of their programs, facilities, policies and staff. The designation provides quality assurance to our students as well as to employers who hire our graduates.

Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science
PTIB ID: 3930

Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management
PTIB ID: 4276

Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management
PTIB ID: 2048

British Columbia EQA Designation

Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science, Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management and Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management have also received British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (“EQA”) Designation. British Columbia’s EQA is the first and only provincial brand that is globally recognized as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection for higher education.

Quality Matters (QM)

Quality Matters is globally recognized as the gold standard for certifying the quality of online courses and programs. Supported by more than 60,000 members, QM continues to conduct research, expand its offerings and cultivate a community of professionals who are dedicated to quality assurance in online learning. As a subscribing member, VPC has utilized QM’s practically proven rubrics, tools and practices to improve the quality of online instruction at VPC through its “Becoming a Master Instructor” program, a required program for all VPC instructors.

Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)

Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is an internationally recognized authority on digital marketing programs and accreditation. As a global certification body, DMI helps to set the standard for digital marketing education and in so doing, helps to address the growing digital skills shortage by assisting individuals from across the globe to up-skill and kick-start their careers. DMI works with universities, colleges and technical institutes as well as industry leaders such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and IBM, to validate course content, identify global trends and skills-related frameworks and competencies. VPC has partnered with DMI to deliver its industry validated digital marketing content and programs as part of VPC’s core programmatic curriculum.

The American Hotel &
Lodging Educational Institute

Many of our course texts are from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). This assures students that the VPC curriculum has been researched and designed by leading academics and industry professionals. Students at VPC can earn AHLEI course certificates as well as AHLEI diplomas which are widely recognized in 130 countries. Having an industry-endorsed curriculum ensures that our graduates have the proper training and knowledge to meet the needs of this dynamic industry.

StudentAidBC

Planning your post-secondary education can feel overwhelming, but there are many resources available to make it easier. To receive student financial assistance, you must meet all of these basic eligibility criteria: be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or have protected person status; have a valid Canadian social insurance number; be a resident of British Columbia; be pursuing full-time studies as your primary occupation; be enrolled in an eligible program of study at an eligible post-secondary institution; be able to demonstrate financial need; make academic progress and achieve satisfactory scholastic standing in each period of post-secondary study.
 
The following VPC programs have been approved for student loans from StudentAidBC. 
 
Hospitality Management, Hospitality Management with Co-op, Hospitality Management with Practicum, Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Operations with Co-op, Rooms Division Management.