The Language Centre at Edge Hill University has been awarded accreditation by the British Council for teaching English to international students in the UK..

Edge Hill achieved 12 strengths out of 14, an excellent result for a first inspection.

The University is now accredited for the teaching of English in the UK, giving an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course or the pre-sessional course before progressing to their academic studies at Edge Hill. Accreditation also covers the Language Centre’s in-sessional support classes, English Plus courses, Pre-Masters Programme and the International Foundation Programme.

Carmel Roche, Director of the Language Centre, said:

“British Council accreditation is a mark of quality and will give all prospective international students confidence that they can expect a good student experience at Edge Hill, not just academically but also from a pastoral and welfare point of view.”

“This was our first inspection and we are delighted with the report. I would like to take this opportunity to thank colleagues across the University who supported and helped in this process.”

The British Council inspected and accredited Edge Hill University in July 2018. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and safeguarding under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/education/accreditation for details).

The English language teaching department of this university offers courses in general, academic and professional English for adults (18+) and for closed groups of adults (18+).

Strengths were noted in the areas of strategic and quality management, staff management, student administration, premises and facilities, academic staff profile, academic management, course design, learner management, teaching, care of students, accommodation, and leisure opportunities.

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