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Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for schools, colleges, and universities which offer courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
The scheme gives an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK.
Our external inspections assure that all accredited centres meet or exceed the agreed quality standards in management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and (where applicable) care of under 18s .
In this section
Accredited centres A-ZTwo students on grass outside building
The A-Z list contains all the British Council accredited centres with links to their websites. Many of the centres have the last full inspection report next to their entry.
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This section provides information on accreditation applications (first-time and renewal), inspection support and the benefits of accreditation.
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Find out why you should choose accredited centres, how to read the inspection reports and how to make a complaint about a centre.
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Find out how the Accreditation Scheme operates, how it is governed and what happens to centres which fail to meet the standards set out in the Scheme.
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The Accreditation team's contact details (telephone, email, postal address) for general and specific enquiries.