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ARCH is a premier EDEXCEL learning centre and in strategic partnership with Pearson Edexcel, is accredited to deliver eight BTEC Level 5 HND qualifications in Art & Design. This year ARCH is offering five of these Level 5 programmes & one BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma qualification in Strategic Management alongside its other programmes of study. It is the only design institution in India offering such a wide range of BTEC (Business and Technical Educational Council) programmes.It is also presently the only Design Institution in India that imparts Pearson Edexcel Assured Courses. The Pearson Edexcel Assured status ensures that ARCH quality processes achieve the Edexcel standard - an independent international quality benchmark recognized all over the world.

Pearson is the largest awarding body in the UK for Academic, Vocational and Work related qualifications, and the largest education company worldwide. BTEC (Business & Technical Education Council) courses ranges from entry level to Postgraduate level on the Qualifcation Credit Framework (QCF). Pearson’s BTEC qualifications are accredited by the OFQUAL ( under the aegis of the government of United Kingdom and offer the most evolved routes for progression to overseas countries for further studies or into employment.

The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification is equivalent to the 2nd year of a graduation programme in the UK and abroad, and the inbuilt flexibility of the program enables the holder to progress directly into the 3rd year of a graduation programme and gain a degree from any of the Pearson Edexcel listed Universities around the world or similar educational institutions in the UK.

As per OFQUAL norms, all students 16 years and above are eligible for International Undergraduate level course and therefore, these aspirants have an incredible opportunity of culminating their studies with the ‘Top Up’ degree in 1 year from a foreign university after having finished the Pearson BTEC embedded program in the 4 year programme at ARCH.

The Faculty of International Programmes in Design, Art & Management offer the following Programmes covering further Programme Pathways:


All the programmes offered at Arch locally are assured by Pearson and carries the “Pearson Edexcel Assured�? status. Pearson Edexcel Assured is an independent international quality benchmark recognized all over the world. It is a certification that assures the quality of the processes underpinning the design & delivery of programmes offered at Arch. Arch is the only Design Institution in India that benchmarks the delivery process with international standards using Pearson Assured services.

The Pearson Edexcel Assured Certification for the Short Term Courses as well as other professional courses lend global credibility to the student profile, Professional profile and even an expert profile.These courses are recognised world wide.


The ARCH Academy of Design is an authorised centre to offer LCCI (The London Chamber of Commerce & Industry) international Qualifications from Pearson which is widely recognized by international universities governments and professional bodies alike. LCCI qualifications are regarded among the best business related qualifications in the world. LCCI’s short term certificate, Diploma and Group Diploma courses provide students with the pragmatic knowledge and skill-sets to actually do the job effectively, and are valued by employers worldwide. Arch offers 9 different courses under LCCI ranging between 4 months to modules of 8 months each and include:

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Written English for Tourism
  • Selling & Sales Management
  • Advertising
  • International Retail Operations
  • Principles and Practices of Management
  • Contact Centre Supervisory Skills
  • English for Business
  • International Retail Operations
  • Principles and Practices of Management
  • Contact Centre Supervisory Skills
  • English for Business

These qualifications do not entail a centre based guided learning environment. Anyone can take these online courses in the comfort of their homes and appear for exams at the Arch Academy of Design, an authorised centre for LCCI. Passing the exams can contribute to successful performance at work place. Further, the certificate holders become eligible for professional body memberships, entry into university at undergraduate level and university exemptions around the world.


ARCH Academy of Design is an affiliated College of the University of Rajasthan for Undergraduate Degree Courses in BBA, B.Com & BVA and offers a Post Graduate Degree in Garment Production and Export Management (GPEM).

The University of Rajasthan is the oldest institution of higher learning in Rajasthan. Founded on January 8, 1947 as the University of Rajputana, the University aspires to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge and impart higher education with attention to quality and social relevance. The University has 37 PhD programs, 20 MPhil courses, 48 Masters degree courses, and 14 Bachelors degree courses, and the emphasis has always been on interdisciplinary and collaborative research.


The Arch Academy of Design has been approved as a SKP (Skills Knowledge Provider) Institution under the NVEQF scheme of AICTE in the applied arts sector for Jewellery Design. Recognizing the high demand for skill in the country, the Central Advisory Board of Education emphasized the need for a National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) that provides a common reference framework for linking vocational qualifications and setting common principles and guidelines for nationally recognized qualifications and standards.


The ARCH Academy of Design is affiliated with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to serve as a study centre for the Certificate Course in Jewellery Design (CJD). ARCH is the only study centre in Northern and Central India offering this course. The course duration is of six months with 16 credits focusing on Jewellery Design, emphasizing practical training and industry mentoring. Since its establishment in 1985, IGNOU has contributed significantly to the development of higher education in the country through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The ‘People’s University’ follows a learner-centric approach and has successfully adopted a policy of openness and flexibility in entry qualifications, time taken for completion of a program, and place of study. The University at present caters to a student strength of over 30 lakh students, offering 338 programs of study through more than 3,500 courses.


ARCH in partnership with Pearson, world’s largest education provider, has introduced Online courses leading to Certification.
Under the brand structure of Pearson Workforce Education, MyLab & Mastering, and MyLab South Asia, these new generation e-learning platforms are designed to make learners succeed in whatever they pursue as academics or as careers, one student at a time. These courses will range from Entry Level to Professional Development level and will be available as Self Paced as well as Tutor Led versions with excellent delivery techniques which include the use of video resources among other things.

Apart from special certification where applicable, a Pearson Edexcel Assured Certificate would be awarded at the completion of any of these courses.