About Accreditation UK

What is Accreditation UK?

Accreditation UK is a quality-assurance scheme that monitors UK schools, colleges and universities offering courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

The scheme checks and improves the standards of providers' teaching, management, facilities and welfare provision. It is administered by English UK and the British Council.

Choosing an accredited centre

Choosing an accredited centre means you are certain of high-quality learning, value for money and the best investment for your future. From March 2009, enrolling on a course at an accredited institution has also been a necessary part of gaining a UK student visa.

Schools are regularly visited by experienced and independent inspectors and only those that meet the high standards of the Scheme are accredited.

For more information about Accreditation UK and a full list of accredited organisations, visit the British Council website.

Recognising an accredited centre

You should always look for the sign below when choosing English language courses in the UK. The easy way to find a course at an accredited centre is to use our course finder pages. 


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