“Avrio Sarl” which is known as “Institut Avrio de Genève”

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Lerner, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    A friend got this solicitation in his email.

    “Avrio Sarl” which is known as “Institut Avrio de Genève”
    Another private institute on the canton that is partnered with UK training providers.

    https://www.avrio.ch/discover/about/ Their own diplomas are unaccredited.

    I think its much cheaper just to study directly with one of their partners in the UK.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right - just another cantonal school, which can legally award degrees of low or no standing. And yes - a British degree is fine - but as Lerner says - why pay extra?

    Their main British partner seems to be Anglia Ruskin University, which I've observed, makes a few of this type of partnership. Anglia Ruskin is a newer school, founded in the 1990s which faced very severe financial difficulties in its earlier days. It changed to its present name in 2002. Part of their survival plan seems to include frequent partnership schemes of this sort with Universities outside UK.

    Many of the degrees - including Doctorates - are awarded by Avrio itself. I don't think those degrees are a good prospect for a foreign credential evaluation.

    (1) . They want your address and email before giving away any "secrets."
    (2) They don't tell you anything about courses from their Language Institute - the only thing they have that interests me at all. You have to give them contact details first.
    (3) As Lerner says - they have a cantonal license. Their own degrees have zero institutional accreditation or equivalent.

    I feel like telling them off in three or four languages at least. Yeah, I think I could manage that OK. Stay in your canton, Avrio. No 10K Euro for you. Not from me.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Correction: Anglia Ruskin University changed to its present name in 2005, not 2002 as I wrote earlier.
  4. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Confirmed. You get an Ofqual accredited Level 5 / Level 6 Diploma (of which consists most of their coursework they offer) for a fraction of the price listed directly in UK.
    However, the trick to rename a Level 6 Diploma an "Executive Bachelor" is new to me. Nice one.

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