Last updated: 13 February 2020
Quarterly statistics for UK ELT
The industry's leading quarterly student statistics scheme, QUIC, is open to all English UK member centres.
At English UK we understand market insight is crucial for business success, and we are committed to supporting members by providing better and faster intelligence. QUIC helps members identify opportunities, and inform time-critical business decisions.
Every quarter QUIC participants submit their student week data. In return, within eight weeks of quarter end, they receive detailed analysis of source market share, age segmentation, course type and booking information. Each QUIC report is supplemented by pivot tables, providing breakdowns on a regional and provider type basis.
Produced by professional analysts, these outputs are robust tools to benchmark your centre's performance, as well as inform strategic marketing and business development.
- Join QUIC 2020 (the deadline to join the 2020 cohort is 17 March 2020)
In 2019 155 English UK member centres provided data each quarter on behalf of 275 teaching centres. At English UK we also collate annual data from all our 400+ member centres in order to produce our annual student statistics report. We work with our insight partner, Bonard on both these initiatives.
A true picture of the UK ELT sector
With over 50% of English UK members' total student weeks represented in the cohort, QUIC provides excellent market intelligence and a true picture of the UK ELT sector. It is valuable to all types of English UK member centre, whether a seasonal junior provider, FE college or HE institution.
To ensure QUIC provides the most robust and relevant information possible, a dedicated research team at our insight partner, Bonard, sanitises, validates and analyses the data.
While the top-line executive summary is publicly available, only QUIC participants receive the full PDF report with market analysis, infographics, commentary and the accompanying Excel datasheets.
Join QUIC for exclusive market insights
QUIC is open to all English UK member centres.
Ready within weeks after each quarter end, the 40+ page quarterly report is available to QUIC participants only and includes:
- In-depth insight into more than 110 UK ELT source markets
- Analysis of booking source (direct/commissionabLe) and type (individual/group) for each market
- Breakdown of adult and junior course types and much more
- Historical comparisons to reveal long term trends
- Comparative analysis across regions and programmes
- Pivot tables providing granular intelligence on sector, region and provider type
- Cumulative data - at the end of the year's cycle, the QUIC participants also receive the full 2019 results
Sign up is from January of each year. The first set of quarterly data is submitted in early April with participants receiving their quarter one report in May.
What does it cost?
2020 subscription (1 January - 31 December data) for QUIC is £275 +VAT.
This is payable within the first quarter. This fee is necessary to cover the cost of outsourcing analysis to market research and data specialists Bonard. It is the equivalent of just £68.75 per report.
Special rates for groups
The charge is £275 +VAT for the first centre and then an additional £55 +VAT for each subsequent centre. This is capped at £495 +VAT for the group. E.g. A group consisting of four member centres would pay: £275 + (3*£55) = £440 +VAT.
What data do you need?
Student weeks by source market, age group, course, whether their booking was as a group or individual, and direct or via an agent. Please download the example submission form and submission guidlines below for full details.
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Find out more about English UK's 2020 statistic initiatives
NOTE: QUIC is not the annual student weeks data submission (formerly annual declaration), which all English UK members must complete at the beginning of the year.
100% of QUIC members recommend joining
"It is vital for understanding the bigger picture of UK ELT and as a planning tool." - Jane Dancaster, managing director of Wimbledon School of English.
"It gives schools a significant insight to the countries who are sending students to the UK. A very valuable tool to have in your armoury to allow you to do intelligent and targeted marketing." - David Arrowsmith, principal of inlingua Cheltenham.
QUIC members use the reports to inform their marketing, benchmark against competitors and target countries with a limited budget.