Last updated: 18 November 2019
English UK members offer high quality English courses, in towns and cities all over the UK.
All English UK member centres are accredited by the British Council, so you can choose a course with confidence.
British Council inspections ensure English UK member centres continue to offer high-quality services to students. The inspectors check that the centre meets required standards in five areas: management; premises and resources, teaching and learning; welfare and student services; safeguarding (keeping students safe).
All English teachers working at English UK schools are appropriately experienced and qualified. The inspectors observe all teachers during the school inspection to ensure they all meet the quality standards.
The English language courses are designed to maximise learning opportunities and help students to develop their English in and out of the classroom.
The British Council inspectors check that the the English language centre is well-managed.
Publicity must be accurate, there must be a clear complaints procedure, and proper emergency procedures. The centres regularly ask for feedback from students, and take action where necessary.
The learning resources and environment at English UK member centres support students and enhance their studies. The language centre buildings are safe, with appropriate classrooms, resources and areas for students to relax.
Student accommodation is inspected regularly, including home-stay and residences to ensure a good standard.
English UK members follow British Council safeguarding rules, and students under 18 receive extra care and protection at all times.
It is rare that a language centre closes suddenly. However, if this does happen, English UK can help.
If a student has paid for a course at a British Council accredited English centre, and the centre closes, English UK will help find a new centre nearby so they can complete the course at no extra cost.
This applies to students already studying in the UK, and those whose start date is two weeks or less before the date when the school closed.
Study abroad agencies can help you find the right English course for you, help you book your trip to the UK, and help you apply for a student visa if you need one.
Our member schools can also help, if you want to book your course direct.