Admissions

Course Duration & Eligibility Criteria

Course Duration

The course duration indicates the contents covered in the syllabus and not the physical presence of learners. The prescribed Notional Hours at each level must be completed by a learner before appearing in the final assessment (total learning hours including the Guided Learning Hours and self/group study and/or research).

Eligibility Criteria

English language requirements
For all the below mentioned Programmes which are both taught and assessed in English, it is critical that they have an appropriate level of English language skills. The following clarifies the requirements for recruiting applicants. Students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme where the programme is both taught and assessed in English:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language.

Short Courses

Certificate Level

  • 10 years of Schooling/ O ‘levels and above
  • Age 16 and above
  • Computer Literacy
  • English Language

Diploma Level

  • Minimum age 17 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling, O levels or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Advanced Diploma level

  • Minimum age 18 years and above
  • 12 years of Schooling, A levels or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Level 3 Qualifications

  • For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include one of the following:
  • A level 2 BTEC qualification in business or a related vocational area
  • A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • Other related level 2 qualifications
  • Related work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

HNC Programmes

  • Minimum age 16 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling/ O ‘levels
  • Level 3 in Relevant field.
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

HND Programmes

  • Minimum age 18 years and above
  • 12 years of Schooling/ A’ levels
  • HNC in Relevant field
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Level 07 Qualifications

  • The Pearson BTEC Level 7 Professional qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership are for learners aged 19 and above.
  • A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area (for L4 and L5).
  • A GNVQ/AVCE in an appropriate vocational area.
  • A GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades level A-C.
Fee Structure & Payment Procedure
Sr. No Programs / Qualifications Description Fee (USD) Purchase
1 Certificate Program Competency Based 405/-
2 Diploma Program Competency Based 910/-
3 Advanced Diploma Program Competency Based 965/-
4 Graduate Diploma 1245/-
5 Postgraduate Diploma 1745/-

Fee Structure

Certificate Program
Registration Fee: US$ 45/-
Course Fee: US$ 405/-

Diploma Program
Registration Fee: US$ 55/-
Course Fee: US$ 910/-

Advanced Diploma Program
Registration Fee: US$ 65/-
Course Fee: US$ 965/-

Graduate Program
Reg Fee: US$685/-
Course Fee: US$1245/-

Postgraduate Diploma Program
Reg Fee: US$935/-
Course Fee: US$1745/-

Course fee includes LMS (e-learning, e-study material, Assessment, Online Testing Fee and Online Tutor Assistance).
Note: *Exclusive of Government Taxes and other allied expenses. There is no Hidden Fee. There is no re-take or reassessment fee, if you fail a test. However, fair usage policy applies. Fee varies for different courses and is also based on study mode opted by the learners. Fee also depends on the number of training hours and guided learning hours required by each learner (if required).

  • Please note that learners are requested to complete their assessments well in time and forward it to NICON for further necessary action.
  • Learners are also informed to deposit their correct dues with respect to their courses in order to avoid unnecessary delays in training/ evaluation/ assessment procedure and eventually issuance of certificate.
  • Professional learners can also take advantage of ‘Fast Track System’ in order to finish their course much earlier.

Note: Rules & Regulations mentioned above are in addition to the Rules & Regulations mentioned on the official website of NICON www.nicon.ae

Payment Procedure

Full fee are payable in advance. Changes may be made to Fee Structure without any prior notice. Updated fee can be verified from www.nicon.ae. Please ensure the correct fee for each course before forwarding it to NICON’s admission office. Please note that Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable. Fee can also be paid online or through credit/debit card. Make a Bank Draft/ Pay Order or Cross Cheque in favour of “NICON Training Institute”.

Admission Policy

Admission, Selection & Recruitment Policy

This document details NICON’s policy and procedure for admissions, selection and recruitment of students to its education programmes.
The policy detailed in this document will be applied fairly and equitably, which is consistent with our commitment to providing a flexible and quality learning opportunities for prospective and admitted students and meets with the requirements for the maintenance of the NICON’s academic standards.

Aims of the admissions policy and procedure

NICON is committed to equality of opportunity for all prospective and existing students. We aim to create a learning environment where all students are treated solely on the basis of merit, performance, and capability regardless of gender, ethnicity, belief, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, disability etc.
NICON aims to recruit with integrity, transparency and high professionalism. We aim to ensure that places are offered to prospective students whose qualifications, skills and experience match the entry requirements and academic demands of the programme. In recruiting, selecting and admitting students, NICON aims to:

  • Widen participation and provide equality of opportunity to prospective and admitted students judged to be able to complete their programme of study successfully.
  • Recruit students to programmes which best meet their stated career needs and aspirations.
  • Offer professional, fair and unbiased advice and guidance about the programme(s) the College offers to prospective students.

NICON aims to offer all students a high-quality learning and social environment, free from discrimination, where academic and professional potential can be supported and realised through study. We attempt to ensure there is compatibility between the qualifications, skills and experience of admitted students and the demands of the programme, through the use of a dedicated recruitment and admissions team.

Entry requirements

Certificate Level

  • 10 years of Schooling and above
  • Age 15 and above
  • Computer Literacy

Diploma Level

  • Minimum age 16 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Advance Diploma level

  • Minimum age 16 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Intakes
To be admitted to a programme students must meet the entry requirements which are published by NICON on its website or other means. We recruit students on to programmes based on current formal qualifications, experience.
Care is taken to maintain the completeness, accuracy and reliability of information in order to help students make informed decisions. NICON reserves the right to amend, include or exclude any entry requirement(s), the content or other details of the programme, in response to any external changes, such as those informed to the College by awarding bodies. NICON College also reserves the right to withdraw a programme in response to low demand, as a consequence of lack of capacity or any other delivery imperative. However, in all such eventualities, students will be informed at the earliest opportunity and will be provided with guidance and support about alternative options that may be available. In the case of the withdrawal of a programme, alternative options will be provided, the acceptance of which is the decision of the prospective student.
Applicants are strictly advised that the stated entry requirements are adhered to by NICON College.

Formal Education Qualifications

Prior to enrolment, applicants will be asked to provide evidence of original certificates of formal education qualifications.
Equivalent formal certificated qualifications are accepted.

Work or other Relevant Experience

A prospective student requesting consideration of relevant work or other experience as meeting, in part or fully, the stated entrance requirements for a programme must submit written evidence in support of their application. The Recruitment and Admissions Team will advise prospective students about the work or other experiential evidence that would be acceptable.
Prospective students will be informed of the outcome of their application via email. NICON will carefully consider all applications which fulfil the stated entry requirements, and will make either a conditional offer, a non-conditional offer, or a rejection; in all cases further advice and guidance will be offered.
In the event of prospective students not fulfilling the requirements for acceptance, NICON will provide feedback, upon request, with the reasons given for non-acceptance. NICON will also provide alternative programme options to such students, should there be any available and as long as they have the entry qualifications as stated on the student’s application and required by the programme.
NICON reserves the right to refuse an application from any student on the following (not limited to) grounds:

  • Limited availability of places
  • Application for enrolment on a programme made on the basis of falsified documentation
  • Lack of capacity or resources to run the programme
  • The general interests of the wider community of students and staff
  • Inability to meet a student’s special requirements
  • If a student is unable to meet the entry requirements for the programme.

It is the responsibility of prospective students to declare their true and current immigration status at the time of submitting application for entry to a higher education programme offered by NICON.

Recognition of Prior Learning

NICON makes provision for prospective students to evidence prior learning and for this to be recognised. Prospective students are required to demonstrate that they already have the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to achieve the learning outcomes stated by NICON. Evidence will be evaluated against the learning outcomes and assessment criteria from the relevant programme specification. It is the responsibility of the prospective or current student to demonstrate, with objective evidence, that he or she has already achieved the appropriate and claimed learning outcomes for the relevant part of the programme. The College will only recognise prior learning which is equivalent on a like-to-like basis for the programme under application.
Appeals and complaints concerning the recruitment, selection and admission process

Appeals

Students may appeal against the admission decision, particularly where a prospective student’s application has been rejected or the prospective student has been offered a place on a programme that he or she did not initially apply for. To appeal against a selection or admission decision made by NICON, the prospective student who has made the application must complete the Admission Appeals Form which is provided on the College website. The Admission Appeals Form must be completed in full and sent to hnd@nicon.edu.pk or sent by post to the address given on the form. NICON will acknowledge the appeal against an admission decision and aim to make a formal response within ten working days of receipt of the Admissions Appeal Form. If the form has not been completed properly and/or important information is missing the College will contact the person making the appeal to request additional information. If this happens, the College will formally respond to the appeal within ten working days when it has all the information necessary to consider the case and the grounds for the appeal.

Complaints

NICON is committed to operating its recruitment, selection and admission procedure in a professional, transparent and timely way and hopes that any dissatisfaction with our service can be resolve amicably and informally. However, prospective or current students may make a complaint about the recruitment, selection and admission process operated by NICON by using the College’s complaints policy, procedure and complaints form. It is the policy of NICON to endeavor to resolve a complaint informally with the complainant if at all possible. Anyone wishing to make a complaint is asked to attempt informal resolution, in line with the Complaints Policy, before making a formal complaint. If the prospective or current student wishes to make a formal complaint, he or she should use the College’s Complaints Policy and Complaints Form which is provided on the website. The form should be completed as fully as possible and then either emailed to complaints@nicon.edu.pk or sent by post addressed to the Programme Manager on the respective addresses given under Company Information. Any complaint about the recruitment, selection and admission process will be dealt with using the procedure and timescales stated in the Complaints Policy.

Applicants with special needs/disabilities

Applicants with disabilities and/or additional learning needs are considered on the same academic grounds as all other applicants. Prospective students will be requested to self-declare such needs at the point of application to ensure appropriate levels of support will be available for support the programme of studies. NICON does reserve the right to refuse admission due to lack of capability or resources to meet the additional learning needs provided by the prospective student in his or her application.

Selection and admission Procedure

Applying to NICON College is a straightforward process. The following are the stages involved:

STAGE 1: THE APPLICATION

The first stage is to fully complete an application form for the programme(s) of study you wish to be considered for. Prospective students are advised to read about the programme and the entry requirements and visit NICON’s website before completing out an application form. A hard copy of the completed application form must be submitted along with all the required documents

STAGE 2: ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICATION

An Admission Officer will assess and forward the application and supporting documentation to the Admissions Team. The application will be returned if incomplete and all supporting documentation has not been provided by the prospective student.

STAGE 3: VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTATION

If the application is complete and all supporting documentation has been provided, the prospective student will be invited by a member of the Admission Team to attend the College for the purpose of verification of documents. At this visit, the prospective student will need to bring the original version of all the qualifications submitted in support of the application. Once authenticated, the staff member of the Admission Team will stamp the copies of the documentation supplied after viewing the original to indicate the documents have been authenticated.

STAGE 4: ENROLMENT LETTER

The letter will provide information regarding fees, any loan facilities available to the student, and advise the date of the induction week and the start of the programme.

Consent and use of information

By signing and submitting the application form, prospective students give consent to NICON for processing the information provided on the form for selection, admission, enrolment, communication and administrative purposes. The prospective student further agrees to the processing and disclosure of the details for any purpose connected with their studies, or for any other legitimate purpose including the compilation of statutory statistical data and personal returns. All application information supplied by the prospective student is treated in strict confidence and is only shared between the applicant, the Admissions Officers and any members of Recruitment and Admissions Team, relevant authorities, and/or the concerned academic personnel. All data is held and processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Policy.

Eligibility Criteria

English language requirements
For all the below mentioned Programmes which are both taught and assessed in English, it is critical that they have an appropriate level of English language skills. The following clarifies the requirements for recruiting applicants. Students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme where the programme is both taught and assessed in English:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language.

Short Courses

Certificate Level

  • 10 years of Schooling/ O ‘levels and above
  • Age 16 and above
  • Computer Literacy
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language

Diploma Level

  • Minimum age 17 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling, O levels or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Advanced Diploma level

  • Minimum age 18 years and above
  • 12 years of Schooling, A levels or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy
  • Evidence of individual’s proficiency in English Language
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Level 3 Qualifications

  • For learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include one of the following:
  • A level 2 BTEC qualification in business or a related vocational area
  • A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*-C
  • Other related level 2 qualifications
  • Related work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

HNC Programmes

  • Minimum age 16 years and above
  • 10 years of Schooling/ O ‘levels
  • Level 3 in Relevant field.
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

HND Programmes

  • Minimum age 18 years and above
  • 12 years of Schooling/ A’ levels
  • HNC in Relevant field
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those who are planning to build their careers in relevant fields.
  • Statement by the prospective student outlining their work experience (if any)
  • Evidence to support the above statement, for example, appointment letter, reference from employer, etc.

Level 07 Qualifications

  • The Pearson BTEC Level 7 Professional qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership are for learners aged 19 and above.
  • A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area (for L4 and L5).
  • A GNVQ/AVCE in an appropriate vocational area.
  • A GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades level A-C.
Assessment Mal Practice Policy 2019

Internal Malpractice consists of those acts which undermine the integrity and validity of assessment, the certification of qualifications and/or damage the authority of those responsible for conducting the assessment and certification. This refers to acts and omissions made by staff or students involved with the assessment process.

Scope

This policy and procedure relates to college staff malpractice and applies to all internal assessments, and internal and external examinations. Where awarding bodies have their own published procedures these will take precedent over the college policy.

Legislation

The Human Rights Act applies to the operation of this policy.

Responsibilities

All staff have a responsibility to give full and active support for the policy by ensuring:

  1. The policy is known understood and implemented.

Actions to Implement and Develop Policy.

  • Curriculum Leaders should, at the appropriate time, introduce new members of staff to this policy.
  • Course teams use robust internal moderation/verification procedures.
  • Course teams should use the induction period, or other appropriate time, to introduce learners to this policy.

Definitions and Examples

COLLEGE STAFF MALPRACTICE
Deliberate action by a member of staff that has the potential to undermine the integrity of the assessment process. The following are examples of malpractice by centre staff; this list is not exhaustive and other examples of malpractice may be considered by the College at its discretion.

  • Improper assistance to candidates.
  • Inventing or changing marks for internally assessed work (course work or portfolio evidence) where there is insufficient evidence of the candidates’ achievement to justify the marks given or assessment decisions made.
  • Fraudulent submissions that could lead to false claims for certificates.
  • Inappropriate retention of certificates.
  • Producing falsified witness statements, for example for evidence the learner has not generated.
  • Allowing evidence, which is known by the staff member not to be the learner’s own, to be included in a learner’s assignment/task/portfolio/coursework.
  • Facilitating and allowing impersonation.
  • Misusing the conditions for special learner requirements, for example where learners are permitted support, such as amanuensis, this is permissible up to the point where the support has the potential to influence the outcome of the assessment.
  • Failing to keep assessment/examination/test papers secure prior to the assessment/examination test.
  • Falsifying records/certificates. For example, by alteration, substitution, or by fraud.

LEARNER MALPRACTIC
Any action by the learner that has the potential to undermine the integrity and validity of the assessment of the learner’s work. The following are examples of malpractice by learners; this list is not exhaustive and other instances of malpractice may be considered by the College at its discretion:

  • Plagiarism of any nature; in which case reference should be made to the Plagiarism Policy
  • Collusion by working collaboratively with other learners to produce work that is submitted as individual learner work.
  • Copying (including the use of ICT to aid copying).
  • Deliberate destruction of another’s work.
  • Fabrication of results or evidence.
  • False declaration of authenticity in relation to the contents of a portfolio or coursework
  • Impersonation by pretending to be someone else in order to produce the work for another or arranging for another to take one’s place in an assessment/examination.

Procedures used to deal with the above

  1. Where the College discovers or suspects an individual, or individuals, of malpractice it will conduct an investigation in a form commensurate with the nature of the malpractice allegation.
  2. Such an investigation will be initially undertaken by the Centre Manager, who will interview all personnel linked to the allegation.
  3. The College will make the individual(s) aware (preferably in writing) at the earliest opportunity of the nature of the alleged malpractice and of possible consequences should malpractice be proven.
  4. The investigation will proceed through the following stages:
    • Preliminary investigation, conducted by the college, into the allegation to determine whether a full investigation is necessary. If the allegation appears to have substance, then all assessments by this member of staff should be halted until the investigation is complete
    • hould it be determined that a full investigation is necessary it shall be conducted by an independent Investigation Officer appointed by the Programme Manager.
  5. During the investigation the College will give the individual the opportunity to respond to the allegations made.
  6. All stages of the investigation shall be documented by the person leading the investigation.
  7. The individual will be informed of the avenues for appealing against any judgements made.
  8. The Investigation Officer shall produce a report of their findings for the attention of the Director of Workforce Planning and the Programme Manager.
  9. For cases of staff malpractice, the Director HR and the Programme Manager will decide whether to invoke the Staff Disciplinary Procedure.
  10. For cases of learner assessment malpractice, reference should be made by the Investigation Officer to the other relevant policies: Conduct for internally set examinations Policy and Plagiarism Policy
  11. Where the Investigating Officer report indicates that the student assessment is suspect or flawed, then the following should be consulted for appropriate penalties.

Sanctions and penalties against learners

NICON can impose the following sanctions and penalties against learners found guilty of assessment malpractice and maladministration, it depends on the severity of the case that what kind of penalty will be imposed on them. NICON panel can impose one or more penalties as per the case, not all the sanctions and penalties are appropriate to every type of qualification or circumstance.

Developmental Engagement Meeting

If you are studying at level 3 (foundation) or level 4 (first year) and the allegation of academic misconduct is minor and your first offence, you will be invited to a Developmental Engagement Meeting. Your Programme Leader will advise you how to avoid academic misconduct in the future. A Developmental Engagement Record, which outlines the advice given to you, will be completed and signed by you and your Programme Leader. NICON will keep a log of this meeting on file

Formal Meeting

If the case is more serious, or it is not your first offence you will be sent a letter inviting you to a formal meeting. This letter will provide you with details of the alleged academic misconduct. You will be given 5 working days’ notice of this meeting.

Staff at the meeting will consider the facts of the case, and any pleas in mitigation. Where it is established, on a balance of probability, that an offence has been committed, a penalty will be applied. A report of these proceeding will be recorded by NICON.

Assessment Disciplinary Committee

If the case is referred to an Assessment Disciplinary Committee, you will be sent a letter detailing the allegations and inviting you to a hearing.

Mitigation

When considering a case of Academic Misconduct, you will be invited to submit a plea of mitigation. This will be regarded as an admission of Academic Misconduct.
The Chair of Assessment Disciplinary committee (of concerned departments) will decide whether a penalty is appropriate or shall be lessened in light of a statement of mitigation.
Being ill at the time you did your work is often not accepted as mitigation. In most circumstances, Exceptional Factors being approved will not provide sufficient basis for a plea of mitigation to an Assessment Disciplinary Committee.

For advice on submitting a plea of mitigation, you can contact the following:
Tel: 00-92-346-6555677
Mail: zobia@nicon.edu.pk

Sanctions for staff – assessment malpractice and administration

In cases of staff malpractice, the role of NICON is confined to considering whether the integrity of its examinations and assessments has been placed in jeopardy, and whether the integrity might be jeopardised if an individual is found to have indulged in assessment malpractice and maladministration were to be involved in the future conduct, supervision or administration of the NICON’s examinations or assessments.

Where a member of staff has been found guilty of malpractice, NICON may impose the following sanctions or penalties:

1. Written warning
Issue the member of staff with a written warning that if the offence is repeated within a
set period of time, further specified sanctions will be applied.

2. Special conditions
Impose special conditions on the future involvement in its examinations and/or
assessments by the member of staff, whether this involves the internal assessment, the
conduct, supervision or administration of its examinations and assessments.

3. Training
Require the member of staff, as a condition of future involvement in its examinations,
to undertake specific training or mentoring, within a particular period of time, and a
review process at the end of the training.

4. Staff barring
Bar the member of staff from all involvement in the delivery of its examinations and
assessments for a set period of time. Other NICONs and the regulators will be informed when a suspension is imposed.
These sanctions will be notified to the Principal who will be required to ensure that they
are carried out.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism involves passing off the work of another as one’s own. It is necessary and normal that learners learn from the work of others, including academic staff, fellow learners and published materials, but it is essential that learners always acknowledge the source of the ideas and information used in their work.
Plagiarism can involve copying from the work of a fellow learner or downloading material from the internet. In these and all other cases, learners must clearly state their source. Plagiarism involves not only written work, but all forms of work which learners may submit for assessment, including, for example, musical composition, artefacts and data in electronic form on a computer.
All forms of plagiarism will be treated very seriously by staff at NICON. In addition, learners should be warned that plagiarism may involve breach of intellectual property rights, infringement of which may result in legal action being taken against a learner by the owner, publisher or distributor of that intellectual property.

Policy on Plagiarism

Avoidance

  • All learners will be given a copy of this plagiarism policy, as a basis for discussion, as part of course induction.
  • To minimise the possibilities for plagiarism essay titles and assignments will be, as far as possible, designed so as to make ‘copying’ or using the work of others unhelpful or inappropriate.

Detection

  • NICON has access to plagiarism detection software and will periodically run random pieces of work through the program to check instances of plagiarism.

Treatment

  • If an assessor suspects plagiarism as defined above, s/he will investigate the matter in confidence with the learner(s) concerned to establish whether plagiarism has indeed taken place.
  • If an assessor judges that plagiarism has occurred, the assessor will normally follow validating partner procedures. However, where the college is required to use its own procedures, the assessor will report the case to the Internal Verifier, and submit the relevant evidence.
  • The Internal Verifier will make a decision based on the evidence provided and, occasionally, further investigation, seeking advice if necessary from one of the Quality Nominee. Where the learner is requested to attend an investigatory hearing, they may seek support with the hearing from the Academic Advisor. The decision should always be reported to the Programme Manager.
  • Depending on the extent of the offence and the evidence submitted, first time offenders may be allowed to resubmit the work within two weeks of establishing that plagiarism has taken place. The maximum mark or grade for such re-submitted work will be a pass.
  • Second time offenders will incur severe penalties, more specifically, the piece of work in question will be awarded no marks, nor will it be able to be used as evidence for the achievement of any learning outcomes. This will result in non-completion of the learning outcome and failure of the module. The learner’s personal assessor and/or course assessor/coordinator will also be fully informed.
  • Any case of repeated or final year plagiarism will be treated very seriously and may result in the learner being asked to leave the course.

Appeals

  1. Any appeals concerning the application of this policy should, in the first instance, be directed to the appropriate Internal Verifier who will investigate the case within ten working days, consulting both the learner(s) and subject assessor(s) concerned.
  2. If a learner is not satisfied with the outcome of this procedure, then s/he will have access to the college’s formal academic appeals procedure. If you have any questions about plagiarism and the policy, you can speak to either your assessor or the Academic Advisor.
Cancellation, Reschedule and Refund Policy

You may reschedule to any future course or combination of alternate courses at nominal administrative cost. No refund is available after registration.

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

  • After registering with “NICON”, the learner is bound to abide by all of the rules and regulations issued/prescribed by the subject institution from time to time including but not limited to academics, administration, general and fees etc.
  • Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable to any other learner under any circumstances.
  • Learners can register in multiple disciplines/courses at a time (subject to prior approval of the admission and academic committees).
  • The institution reserves the right to amend the admission/academic procedures, course, syllabus, contents, rules & regulations and fee structure without any prior notice.

Note: Rules & Regulations mentioned above are in addition to the Rules & Regulations mentioned on the official website of NICON Training Institute (www.nicon.ae)

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FAQs

Where is your training institute situated?

NICON Training Institute is a UAE based organization having its academic collaboration with Academia Learning Center (USA) to promote online and e-learning solutions. Our admission centers and Information offices are present in many countries world-wide.

Do you offer online training?

Yes, we offer online learning solutions including but not limited to “One-to-One” and “One-to-Many” learner sessions through skype. We also offer training programs through Digital Learning Platform (DLP-360); a unique Virtual Learning Management Solution (VLMS) which provides online learning platform and e-learning solutions to the learners worldwide; where learners can study without any tension or burden in their own convenient time.
Salient features of Digital Learning Platform (DLP360) are as follows:

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  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • Learn at your own pace and in your own time.
  • No Pressure, No Tension, No Deadlines to meet.
  • Happy Learning
  • Flexible Learning Programs (FLP)
  • Online Tutor Assistance (on request)
  • Learning International Testing Services (LITS)

Do you offer on-campus training?

Yes, we have international presence in many countries like USA, UK, Finland, KSA etc…and growing; and we offer on-campus training subject to approval from the relevant awarding body and subject to availability of resources in that particular center.

What is the duration of course?

Course duration of short courses depends on individual’s competency

What is fee of course?

Updated course fee structure is available on our website.

What are the most popular courses?

We offer market-oriented, demand-driven and cost-effective online-learning-solutions. These short courses, certificates, diploma and advanced level diploma programs from world leading awarding bodies can also be verified and attested (if required, by paying additional fee – This fee varies from country to country). Most of the courses are employment-oriented courses and designed as per industry requirements. It also depends on your area of interest, please visit our website www.nicon.ae and find the link “Course Catalogue” and also see the link of “Top Popular Courses”. These Certificates / Diplomas assist in acknowledging your competency in any specific area.

Which is the awarding body for these courses?

NICON is offering short courses (certificate & diploma Programs) and academic qualifications of many international awarding bodies including but not limited to Pearson-Edexcel (UK) – World’s Leading Education & Awarding Body, OBPUK, TQUK.

Why Pearson-Edexcel (UK)? What is Pearson Assured?

Pearson Assured programs offer a unique learning opportunity to the learners to get acknowledgement of their knowledge, skill and competency in any specific area and get certificate, diploma or advanced diploma from the world’s leading education and awarding body i.e. Pearson-Edexcel (UK).

  • Pearson is World’s Leading Awarding organization.
  • Pearson is UK’s largest education and awarding body.
  • Pearson has over 100 years of training experience.
  • Pearson has presence in over 100 countries.
  • Pearson certificates are accepted by International employers e.g. BT, McDonalds.
  • Pearson has over 5,400 international education institutions world wide

How can I get Pearson Assured Certificates?

On successful completion of courses, Pearson Assured Certificates will be awarded through NICON UAE. These certificates will be issued to learners after completing the course requirements successfully. These certificates may be verified and attested from Pearson-UAE, British Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pearson Assured certificates are highly recognized and accepted throughout the world particularly in the Middle-East for the purpose of job.

Who is it for?

Individual Learners
If you are an individual and has a desire to enhance your professional knowledge and competency coupled with the benefits of an internationally recognized training program then NICON’s Pearson Assured Training Programs provide you your desired solution.
Organization’s offering In-house training
NICON offers a wide range of in-house training solutions under its Pearson Assured Training Programs. Our highly qualified instructional staff and strong QA mechanism provides you consistency, accuracy and ensuring that all participants receive consistent training provisions.

How would I know that the certificate or diploma is original or genuine?

These certificates and diplomas are issued by the relevant awarding body and can be verified from the issuing organization (verification charges apply). Additionally, these certificates and diplomas can also be attested by the British Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (attestation charges and service charges apply).

Can I get my certificate or diploma attested or verified to make sure that they are genuine?

Yes, you can get your certificate or diploma verified from the relevant awarding body. These can be further attested from the following:

  • The relevant awarding body (e.g. Pearson-Edexcel (UK), OBPUK, TQUK etc.)
  • British Council
  • Foreign Office
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Note: attestation/verification fee and service charges apply

If I live in other country then how would I receive the original certificate or diploma (hard copy)?

It takes minimum 6 to 8 weeks till we get the original certificate or diploma from the awarding body and then it would be dispatched to the student’s address immediately. Please mention your correct home address, where you wish to receive the original certificate. You may have to pay shipment charges.
How much time would be required till I get the hardcopy or Original certificate?
It takes minimum 6 to 8 weeks till we get the original certificate or diploma from the awarding body and then it would be dispatched to the student’s address immediately.

Are they accepted by Employers?

Yes, these certificates and diplomas are highly acceptable by international employers e.g BT, Flybee, McDonalds.

Is there any credit hour transfer for these certificates and Diploma?

No, these are non-accredited (non-academic) programs for acknowledging skillset or competency of individuals. You cannot use these certificates or diplomas for transfer of credit hours or to get exemptions in academic qualifications.

Who is offering the learning or training facility?

NICON is offering proper learning/training opportunities to the learners worldwide and NICON is not the issuing authority of any certificate or diploma. After successfully completing the course requirement and passing the assessments, your certificate or diploma will be issued by the relevant awarding body which can be further verified or attested.

Is there any specific time to start or end the course?

No, you can start the course anytime. Learn at your own pace, in your own time. There is no Time or Space constraint. Unlimited learning opportunities to enhance your competency and to get recognition of your competency in a specific area by having a certificate or diploma from World’s leading education and awarding body.
Competency Based Certification to acknowledge your knowledge and skills.

What if I fail the Online Test, Do I have to pay again for Online Test?

No, there is no fee for re-appearing in the test. A candidate may attempt many times to pass the test (fair usage policy applies).
Recommendation: Should you fail the test or get low % then it is highly recommended to go back to learning module, review the syllabus, practice the tasks and assignments and then re-appear in the formal exam.

How much time would be required till I get the confirmation of passing the test?

Online testing facility provides instant result; therefore, a candidate would be informed immediately about his/her result by LITS or email.

How could I get refund?

You can claim fee refund any time before the start of the process of applying the certificate or diploma from the awarding body. Once it has been processed then it takes a lot of time and requires so much administrative services that it is virtually impossible to undo all the process and revert back. Therefore, it is highly recommended to enroll in program(s) when you are 100% sure about the title of the course, course contents and learning outcomes.

What if I am not happy and satisfied?

You may fill the online feedback form and our quality assurance team would immediately contact you within 3 working days to address your concerns and to satisfy you.

How could I pay the Fee?

You can pay the fee online through our website. Visa, debit or master cards are accepted.

I want to physically visit your campus.

This is an online learning institute. We have information centers in many countries and you may walk-in to any office address mentioned on our website. In order to have a standardized learning system and to keep the operating cost low, we have designed online learning system which offers great learning opportunities to learners worldwide thereby breaking the geographical boundaries.

I want to take online classes one-to-one basis.

Yes, you can take online classes. You would need to pay for online trainer on hourly basis – subject to availability of resources.

I don’t want to take online classes.

You don’t need to takes online classes, you can simply login to your virtual learning management system (VLMS) through our online learning portal, complete the course requirements including but not limited to tasks, assignments, presentations, projects, online-test etc. Subject to completing the course requirements, you can claim your certificate and diploma as per the policy of the institution and the subject awarding body.

Do I have to wait for One Year to get One Year Diploma, although I possess knowledge and competency?

No, if you possess knowledge and skill then you can simply appear in the Online-Testing through Learning International Testing Services (LITS) and after successfully passing the assessments and online test, you may claim your certificate or diploma.

How are these certificates beneficial for my career?

International certifications from world renowned awarding bodies like Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco etc. are good indicators of individual’s competency in any specific field. Accordingly, OBPUK – TQUK and Pearson Assured certificates are highly recognized and accepted in more than 100 countries which really assist the potential employee to reach the interview table. Most of the CVs get trashed because they do not impress the HR department or employer and that’s why the applicants don’t even receive the call for job interview.

What is Digital Learning Platform (DLP360)?

DLP360 provides a unique learning experience and offers an excellent opportunity for capacity building and personal development to further your professional career.

Do I have to pay in advance to start the course, if I want to take Online classes?

No, we offer 3 days FREE* trial classes. Should you wish to continue then most welcome, otherwise in case of discontinuity, NO questions will be asked. Once you are happy and satisfied, then you pay for the course. In some courses, candidates desire to take the option of VLMS and appear in online test straightaway to get international certificate, then they would have to pay in advance to register for online test.
*subject to availability of resources

Do I have to pay now?

No, you may join us and start the course (limited time offer) and give Online test. Once you pass the online test only then you have to pay according to the certificate or diploma you qualify for. Please note that there is no retest fee (fair usage policy applies). Candidate may appear in test as many times as s/he likes.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you may pay in installments. Please contact our support office and they will guide you about it. For many international awarding bodies, the registration process doesn’t start until and unless they receive their registration and examination fee. Hence, installments are possible but they may cause delays in your completing the course and/or getting certificate/diploma from the relevant awarding body.,

Is there any discount possible?

Yes, NICON offers need/merit-based scholarships. Please contact our helpline and we will assist you on case to case basis.

Verification & Attestation of Certificate / Diploma

Verification & Attestation of Certificate / Diploma

  • Certificates will be issued by “Pearson” – UK’s largest education and awarding body.
  • Certificates will be issued to learners after passing online test of “Learning International Testing Services (LITS)” – a third party independent assessment based on unbiased and fair testing system.
  • Certificates may be attested by the “British Council”.
  • Certificates may also be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Pearson Certificates are highly recognized, acceptable and respected in the industry for Job purpose particularly in the Europe, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada, Middle-East.

Note: for Verification & Attestation of certificate & diploma, please email us: info@nicon.ae

Verification & Attestation of OBPUK / TQUK

  • OBPUK / TQUK Certifications can be Endorsed by TQUK
  • OBPUK / TQUK Certifications can be Verifiable by OBPUK
  • OBPUK / TQUK Certifications can be Verifiable by TQUK (Course Title only)
  • TQUK Qualifications can be attested by FCO UK
  • TQUK Qualifications can be attested by Student Home Embassy

Note: For TQUK Certifications, minimum 25% of actual Course work or Exam is required.

Why Pearson – Edexcel (UK)?

  • Pearson is UK’s largest education and awarding body.
  • Pearson is World’s leading awarding organisation.
  • Pearson has over 100 years of education and training experience, in over 100 countries.
  • Pearson has training providers such as Babcock and ITEC.
  • Pearson has international employers including BT, McDonalds and Flybe.
  • Pearson has Over 5,400 international education institutions.
  • Pearson has the expertise and authority to audit, benchmark, and independently verify NICON’s quality processes, against world-class standards.
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  • Offering Qualifications of World-Renowned Awarding Bodies
  • Certificates can be Verified/Attested from the Issuing/Awarding Body, British Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • No advance payment required for most courses

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