Accreditations & Awarding Bodies
English worldwide for better education and career prospects
The British Council offer face-to-face English language courses in 80 teaching centres around the world and administer more than two million exams, including our IELTS test in more than 100 countries every year. We accredit 500 teaching centres in the UK. Our teaching and qualifications help people around the world improve their education and career prospects.
English for development, governments and professionals
We provide professional development and networking opportunities for teachers and young professionals through three-year English language initiatives in India, China, the Middle East and North Africa. We also work with governments and ministries to develop English language skills and conduct research into the importance of English language skills for developing countries.
For more information on the British Council please visit www.britishcouncil.org
British Accreditation Council
The British Accreditation Council has provided a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK since 1984. Our accreditation is recognised the world over by students, agents and government officials as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector. Alongside the British Council, whose Accreditation UK scheme serves as the definitive guide to the country's English language centres, we have overseen the inspection of private post-16 education for more than two decades.
We are committed to both encouraging the highest standards of education offered by independent colleges and providing prospective students with an invaluable guide to quality in an often complex sector.
For students from outside Europe, whether you're coming to the UK for a short course or a full degree programme, choosing a BAC-accredited college for your studies will ensure that the institution is considered to be bona fide by immigration officials. If you plan to study for longer than six months though, your college will need to sponsor you - check the 'Register of Tier 4 sponsors' (on the right under 'UK Border Agency links') to make sure it has the necessary licence.
For more information on The British Accreditation Council please visit www.the-bac.org
Association Of Business Executives
The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. We develop business and management qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.
At ABE we are committed to offering qualifications that are relevant, recognised and respected. Our staff support this commitment at all times.
We have a set of values that run through everything we do. They explain how we work. They reflect the needs of our students and colleges.
All of our qualifications are developed in consultation with sector skills councils and employers and reflect the very latest industrial standards. We take a practical approach to learning and aim to create the professionals of tomorrow.
We are global and open to all who have the talent and drive to succeed. Our range of business qualifications and network of ‘accredited colleges’ worldwide adds to our accessibility.
We keep pace with the fast-moving business world, reflecting the latest and most relevant educational thinking.
ABE is recognised around the world - from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in the UK to Ministries of Education and Employers in other countries.
For more information on The Association of Business Executives visit www.abeuk.com