Our Institutions

Westford operates prominent 10 independent brands – 8 in higher education, 1 brand of film studies, and 1 brand in Sports Management.

  • The seven higher education entities comprise Acacia University, Arizona, US, CIQ, UK, Westford University College, Exeed College, Exeed ECX, Eaton Business School, Athena Global Education, DeMont Institute of Management & Technology and Westford Institute of Film Technology with courses ranging from the undergraduate level to the doctorate level.
  • Taito Education, a division of Exeed College provides Teacher education degree programs and teacher training qualifications from the university and awarding bodies based in the UK.
  • Westford Sports organizes and conducts sports activities in connection with school managements and facilities.

Our independent brands

Westford University College

Westford University College is one of the leading and prestigious business schools, located in the UAE offering quality educational deliveries across undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and vocational professional programs… Readmore

Eaton Business
School

Eaton Business School (EBS) was established in 2013 and currently has a magnified presence in UAE and UK. It is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. Eaton Business . Readmore

Exeed School of Business & Finance

Exeed College, An enterprise of Westford Education Group, was established in 2016 as a centre of higher education with a vision of ‘Lifelong Learning’ and ‘Continuous Professional Development’. Westford Education Group was started… Readmore

Westford Institute of Film Technology

Westford Institute of Film Technology (WIFT), the film institute with a difference; was commenced under the support and guidance of the Westford Academy and Training Pvt. Ltd with the unwavering aim to inspire… Readmore

Exeed Global Varsity

Exeed Global Varsity (egx) provides a unique method of learning through its satellite centers via blended learning. Exeed Global Varsity’s aim is to bridge the gap between students, institutions and university. The collaborative… Readmore

Taito

TAITO Education Ltd. is engaged in augmenting teaching and learning experiences in the K-12 education sector worldwide. Taito works in close coordination with governments, schools,… Readmore

Westford Sports

Westford Sports Management provides physical education, fitness and wellness programs, coaching and training of various sports including Football, Cricket, Badminton, Basketball, Chess and Swimming. Operating from multiple… Readmore

Athena Global Education

Athena Global Education (AGE) is a subsidiary of Westford Education Group, a higher education services provider since 2009, providing quality UK, Italian, and Spanish Bachelor and Master level degrees… Readmore

Acacia University

Acacia University is the result of two companies merging and the culmination
of twelve years of pioneering ways to improve instruction and learning.
It began with the vision of our founders… Readmore

Cambridge International Qualifications

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organization incorporated in the UK and its subsidiary of Westford … Readmore

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Westford University College is one of the leading and prestigious business schools, located in the UAE offering quality educational deliveries across undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and vocational professional programs carrying significant value and recognition from awarding bodies and accredited universities having its presence in the UK, US, Africa, India and UAE. WUC’s strategic partnerships and understanding of evolving industry requirements and deep analysis of economic realities ensure that they offer a meaningful and diverse portfolio of management, fashion and technology-based programs. We also have entered into alliance with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, University of Gloucestershire, UK and Girne American University, North Cyprus and UCAM in Spain. Over thousands of students from more than 116 different countries are studying with Westford forming a learning community that promotes critical thinking, experiential learning, innovation and enterprise.

The institution has been recognized for its excellence in educational delivery and efficient learning pedagogies and has received several accolades since its inception. WUC has been recognised by Forbes Middle East in 2019 and have also received awards from MENAA for Best Corporate Brand' 2019, Asian Education Leadership Award for 'Asia's Best Emerging Business School', Middle East's 'Best International Business College in 2017, Global Brands Magazine Awards 2020 for Fastest Growing Online MBA Provider, Great Place to Work 2020 and Rank #1 as the Great Place to work for women in the GCC-2020. Westford University College ranked as 24th in Asia by Great Places to Work, 2021. Westford University College won BTEC International Institution Of The Year 2021 Silver Award at Pearson’s Annual BTEC Awards.

Eaton Business School (EBS) was established in 2013 and currently has a magnified presence in UAE and UK. It is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. Eaton BusinessSchool is also an approved partner center of ATHE, which awards level 4 to level 7 Ofqual approved RQF qualifications and is an approved center of Cambridge International Qualification (CIQ), UK. EBS is a proud partner of Guglielmo marconi University (GMU), Italy, through which it provides the International MBA and Executive MBA with specialized concentration in Healthcare Management, Supply Chain & Logistics, Human Resources, Business Analytics, Project Management, etc. The MBA is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest US accrediting institution linked to the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Therefore, learners who complete the MBA successfully earn dual accreditation from Europe and US. The University comes under the ENIC-NARIC Approved Universities and is recognized worldwide. EBS has developed an effective Learning Management System (LMS) integrated with a Synchronous Learning Platform which enables our students to attend live classes, interact with the faculty and their peers which creates a seamless, resourceful and effective learning experience that transcend geographical barriers. This system is developed by Schneide Solutions Pvt Ltd, an IT firm which belongs to the broad network of the Westford Group. In today’s highly competitive business environment, the ideal candidate is expected to be a step ahead of the larger group.

Eaton Business School diligently works to equip our learners with the skills and expertise sought by the employers, by offering them the opportunity to develop their knowledge across a broad range of disciplines and build an in-depth knowledge pertaining to the desired sector(s). Eaton Business School is committed to serve the learning requirements of working professionals who aspire to attain globally recognized qualification choosing from flexible study models – Onsite, Online and Blended Learning. Our principle is that in the modern era, learning does not need to be confined to a physical classroom. The power of technology is mobilized to bring forth the process of gaining education to today’s busy working professionals who are constantly on the move across the globe.

Exeed College, An enterprise of Westford Education Group, was established in 2016 as a centre of higher education with a vision of ‘Lifelong Learning’ and ‘Continuous Professional Development’. Westford Education Group was started in 2009 to introduce UK higher education to the Middle East. The pragmatic approach to learning with insistence on critical thinking and enterprising, which are the best features of the UK model, was brought to the region with adequate cultural and geographical tweaks. The institute was established with the commitment to become a pioneer in imparting superior higher education, executive education, and continuing education to working professionals and practitioners, which are both recognized and accredited by International bodies.

Exeed College’s exceptional educational program enables the learners to reinvent themselves and excel in their domains of expertise. They specialize in equipping their learners with cutting-edge skill sets required to succeed in the 21st century. Along with obtaining competitive skill sets, the institute also focuses on instilling within its learners the values of ethics and integrity needed to become active contributors to a sustainable nation-building process. Exeed College focuses on bringing education to working professionals and adult learners as well as people who wish to resume their higher education after a break. Headquartered in the UK, the institute is committed to providing MBA programs, PG Diploma, and Professional Certification courses.

Exeed College also at the forefront in bringing international and world- class qualification in teaching by collaborating with Liverpool John Moores University, UK for MA Ed. In Leadership in Education and PG Certification in Education International which is a much coveted level seven qualification in the UAE, Asia, and the Middle East. The college is already set to launch its latest programs by teaming up with Carolina University, USA, and University of South Wales, UK. Exeed College is also exploring to bring in career-oriented World-class education from our globally ranked partner institutions to its prospective learners.

Westford Institute of Film Technology (WIFT), the film institute with a difference; was commenced under the support and guidance of the Westford Academy and Training Pvt. Ltd with the unwavering aim to inspire a blossoming generation of young film-makers with an unceasing passion for good cinema. Functioning as an exceptional education system with trailblazing training facilities, it didn’t take too long for WIFT to become a familiar name among the film institutes in India.

The basic tenet of the institution is to promote in the students a desire to Watch Cinema and Learn Cinema. Moreover, the institute focuses on a balanced blend of practical and theory, to make the process of learning cinema complete. In order to get students involved with every aspect of cinema by amalgamating professionalism and creativity, WIFT provides a Shooting Floor, Acting Studio, Preview Theatre with 7.2 Surround Sound System, Professional Editing Suite, Professional Dubbing and Sound Mixing Studio and a fully equipped Animation & VFX Lab. The film-making courses offered at WIFT are exclusive to the area of cinema study, with emphasis on topical concepts related to media industry.

Exeed Global Varsity (egx) provides a unique method of learning through its satellite centers via blended learning. Exeed Global Varsity’s aim is to bridge the gap between students, institutions and university. The collaborative partnership is an enterprise of Westford Ventures (also known as Westford Education Group) that promotes and markets the list of collaborative programs through its centers across geographies.

Exeed Global Varsity has accreditation and partnerships with world’s leading universities and awarding bodies. Marjon Plymouth, UK and Scottish Qualification Authority are major academic partners for EGX. Apart from this our parent organization Exeed College has tie-up with universities across the globe - UCAM, Spain, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Copper State, US and Carolina University, US as well as with professional accreditation bodies like CMI, SHRM, CIQ, SQA to provide globally recognized qualifications

TAITO Education Ltd. is engaged in augmenting teaching and learning experiences in the K-12 education sector worldwide. Taito works in close coordination with governments, schools, earlylearning organizations and other education providers to champion constant evolution in teaching and learning. Our products and services enrich and simplify the teaching and learning experiences of educators and learners by imparting the necessary skill set to succeed in today’s competitive and global environment.

We are committed to improve not just every student’s individual experience but also contribute the development of the teacher or coach. In partnership with prominent organizations and universities from UK and Finland, we offer accredited qualifications that are designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, attitude, behavior and skills required to execute their mission effectively not only in the classroom but also in the wider community.

Taito provides consultancy and change-management services to assist our customers in making strategic and practical changes to the way they engage with their stakeholders. Our unique pedagogy on experiential learning can groom learners to explore and excel in their career pathway in a creative and innovative method. We mold every student to unleash their full potential to shape their own future. Our Quality Assurance services make it possible for both new and existing institutions engaged in K-12 sector to be recognized for their commitment to uphold the loftiest of standards.

Westford Sports Management provides physical education, fitness and wellness programs, coaching and training of various sports including Football, Cricket, Badminton, Basketball, Chess and Swimming. Operating from multiplevenues in Dubai and Sharjah, our facilities meet the highest standards of sporting venues and include football fields, swimming pools that adhere to the standards mandated for international events, indoor badminton and basketball courts, cricket pitches and training grounds.

All our trainers and instructors are certified professionals in sports coaching, education and training and possess years of proven experience in their fields. We strive to ensure that members benefit from this distinctive program, whether they arrive with the intent of a relaxing game session, socializing or training for competitive endeavors. We have developed programs which exclusively encourage families to spend time together, making fitness enjoyable and bringing exercise into an otherwise monotonous and busy modern routine. Therefore, apart from the physical benefits of our various coaching activities, our mentors are keen on enhancing the emotional well-being of the participants.

Our enthusiastic patrons state that our wellness programs have helped them to achieve calmness and a sense of well-being after partaking in our sessions. For our younger learners, sports foster valuable lessons of team-playing, sportsmanship, the acceptance of constructive criticism and the excitement of healthy competition at an early stage. Sports has been observed to be the best channel of embodying such traits while building an image of self-respect and confidence, mental health, body positivity, nutrition, speed and agility, concentration and coordination for learners across the age and gender spectrum

Athena Global Education (AGE) is a subsidiary of Westford Education Group, a higher education services provider since 2009, providing quality UK, Italian, and Spanish Bachelor and Master level degrees. We have helped thousands of learners from around the world achieve their higher education aspirations and through that, their professional goals.Westford Education Group has partnered with many internationally accredited universities, awarding organizations and professional bodies, enabling us to provide high quality and fully accredited programs worldwide. Westford is currently partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, the University of Wolverhampton, UK, Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy, Fort Hays State University, USA, Pearson Education, UK, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) of UK, to name a few.

Athena Global Education (AGE) is the latest venture of Westford Education Group. It is built upon our core principle: That quality higher education is an undeniable right of all, not of few, and should be affordable by all. Our primary pillars of this venture are Accessibility and Affordability, and we have made sure that the courses developed in this platform support and reflect these key values

Acacia University is the result of two companies merging and the culmination
of twelve years of pioneering ways to improve instruction and learning.
It began with the vision of our founders (with over 100 combined years of
experience at all levels) who were convinced that implementing
research-based instructional strategies, learning communities within the
classroom, and state of the art technology would result in enhancing
teacher effectiveness and improving student learning.

Our learners felt the online program was so valuable that they
expressed an interest in obtaining a master’s degree for the
courses they had taken. Our response to their request was to
seek state licensing and then accreditation from an approved
US Department of Education institution.

Acacia University set a goal that the program would be
convenient, affordable, provide mentoring, and teacher
dialogue; thereby improving the teaching process. Westford
Education Group acquired the University in 2021 and in the
process of expanding the programs portfolio with programs
that ready graduates for todays fast changing economy.

In 2003, Educational Cyber connections, Inc. began a partnership with the
Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) to
provide onsite training to CITA schools in Egypt, Pakistan, United Emirates,
and China. This training created a demand for additional and continuing
training that resulted in the establishment of an onsite and online program
under the title of CITA Teacher Certification Program.

The need for quality technology support for design and hosting of the
program resulted in the merger with EdgePoint Technology. The name of
the company was changed to Power-Ed, Inc. during the merger. 7 In 2005,
Power-Ed and CITA developed and delivered a web-based curriculum (24
credits) that could be delivered via the internet throughout the world. For
over four years we have delivered classes, mentored teachers, and
improved education in countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand,
Syria, China, and the United States.

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organization incorporated in the UK and its subsidiary of Westford Education Group which is in higher education since 2009. CIQ aims to develop and accredit qualifications which meet the ongoing needs of learners and the corporate sector ensuring individuals have access to opportunities for personal and professional development.

CIQ offers credit rated programmes under Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) through the credit rating agency Scottish Qualification Authority which enables the student to attain UK qualifications. Apart from the credit rated programmes, CIQ also offer stand-alone professional diploma and certification programmes which has been developed based on the current need of the industry. CIQ also partnered with NCFE-UK ( Northern Council for Further Education) and TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK) for joint certification for the courses developed by CIQ.

CIQ has gained a reputation for the high-quality support services provided to the education sector. We work with Schools, Colleges, Universities, and corporate bodies as well as Government agencies to provide relevant, effective, and flexible programmes. Our qualification and assessment framework is up-to-date, result oriented and meet the defined values as per international standards. CIQ qualifications are approved for progression to higher qualifications offered by International Universities around the globe.

The CIQ qualification and assessment framework have been developed in consultation with leaders from various corporate bodies, government agencies, and Universities around the world. CIQ programmes are frequently assessed to enhance quality and ensure they are relevant for the rapidly changing global market as well as career opportunities for ambitious individuals. The CIQ Qualification and assessment framework is available throughout the world and may be accessed via our “Approved Centre Network”.