Premier Academic Services (PAS) was founded in 2014. GMCFA, a sports education specializing arm of our business, was also established in the same year. PAS was later renamed as Premier International College (PIC) to signify our transition to a qualification course provider.
PAS’s first project was applying to the British Council for the UK-China Innovation Challenge Fund, with the support of Manchester College, for the delivery of sports education to student athletes in China.
2014 – 2015
We also started providing university application consultancy services to Excel London College in Hong Kong. With the successful collaboration project, we went on to start offering education admission consultancy, private tutoring and exam services in Hong Kong.
2016 – 2019
We branched out to China and entered partnership with UDC Education in Shenzhen and Asia Pacific Institute of Management China in Nanjing, starting to advise mainland Chinese students on international education opportunities.
2016 – 2019
GMCFA, with our experience in sports education and close working relationships with the international school scene, was invited to provide football training and organize sports activities for various international schools in Hong Kong and China. We also extended our sports education services to providing football classes and football camps both in Hong Kong and the UK.
Meanwhile, in 2016, we started growing our teaching team and extended our services to include admission assessment / interview training, as well as GCSE / A Level tuition services.
2018 – 2019
PAS formed partnership with even more education consultancy agencies in China, such as Amber Education, and further expanded our reach in the China market.
2020 – 2021
Seeing a growing demand for high-quality qualification courses that lead to clear academic pathways, in 2020, we seized the opportunity of increased prevalence of online learning and started to co-organise our mixed-mode IGCSE, A Level and University Foundation courses with the Liverpool School of English. Our Foundation programme also successfully received official recognition from Keele University and Harper Adams University, allowing our students to articulate to the universities only through internal assessments. We have since been preparing for delivering our programmes face-to-face in the UK, with the first cohort arriving in autumn 2021. Meanwhile, to consolidate our presence in China, our subsidiary company was founded in Shenzhen and a number of projects to deliver qualification programmes in high schools and universities in China are underway.