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LAPT & Pearson VUE launch computer-based hospitality exams

April 9, 2018

According to official sources on April 2, the London Academy of Professional Training (LAPT) has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, to deliver eight new hospitality exams globally.
The new agreement paves way for the exams to be accessible to candidates via Pearson VUE’s network of more than 5000 highly secure test centres in 180 countries around the world. Candidates can book their exams on-demand at a date and time of their choice, saving the time and money they could have spent travelling to a distant city-centre exam hall.

The exam titles are as follows:

– Certificate in Food & Beverage – Production Management

– Certificate in Food & Beverage – Services

– Certificate in Housekeeping & Accommodation Studies

– Certificate in Front Office Operations & Administration

– Certificate in Food & Beverage – Production Management & Services

– Certificate in Housekeeping, Accommodation Studies, Front Office & Administration

– Certificate in Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism

– Certificate in Hotel & Catering Technology

Commenting on the initiative, Barry Richardson, director of assessment at LAPT, said, “Our new agreement with Pearson VUE means a major upgrade for our candidates in terms of convenience. They will now have far greater access to our exam programme in a high quality and consistent exam room environment. We can now concentrate our time and energy on developing and refining exam content while Pearson VUE manages efficiently delivering the exams.”

Divyalok Sharma, senior director – client development at Pearson VUE, said, “This new raft of hospitality qualifications is a great way for the industry to benchmark the efficacy and quality of LAPT’s extensive courses. This is of great benefit to employers, LAPT’s test candidates and the industry as a whole.”

London headquartered Pearson VUE is a global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. To learn more, visit

Registered in England and Wales, LAPT-EQA Certifications Ltd has established itself as a leading international management consultancy, skill assessment, examination and certification body.

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