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NVQ provider leaves thousands of Filipino students out of pocket

A large NVQ College has closed down leaving Filipino students “high and dry” after paying hundreds of pounds in upfront fees weeks before the owners pulled the plug on its Wembley office.

Since Precision Training collapsed students have been sent letters by a company called ‘Aspire Training’, which claims to have taken over from Precision due to ‘Precision Training going into liquidation’. 

NVQ awarding body EDEXCEL had imposed sanctions against Precision as far back as May 2008, preventing them from taking on new students, it is alleged. 


7 Steps for overseas students when your college fails

What should you do if you are a victim of Precision Training or another bankrupt college?

As a student on a student visa, you must be in ‘full time study in order to comply with your visa conditions. If your college is not providing you with full time courses, or has gone out of business, you should register with another training provider, which is on the Government-approved Tier 4 Sponsors Register. Cynthia Barker, Immigration adviser and Centre Manager for Majestic College gives you 7 StepsFull Story

Cynthia also said that her team would be as “flexible as possible” on initial fees to help students who have lost money with Precision or other failed NVQ colleges.

You can find out more about Majestic College at or email them at

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How to check out a UK Limited Company

I am often asked by Immigration Matters readers – overseas students or job hunters – if a company offering them a course or work placement is legitimate. The internet has given birth to millions scams including those offering people bogus jobs, usually requiring applicants to send money in advance for Work Permit applications or flights…Full story

UKBA arrest illegal immigrant on his wedding day

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has arrested and deported an illegal immigrant on his wedding day last week. There were no “many happy returns” from the UKBA as officers arrested the 29 year Jamaican minutes before he was due to marry his British fiancée on Friday 3 July at Birmingham Register Office…Full story

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