British Council accredited

Our schools are individually accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language in the UK. To obtain accreditation, schools must be inspected regularly and meet very strict criteria.

The British Council last inspected and accredited us as follows.

  • ELC Brighton in July 2019. ELC Brighton achieved 15 out of a possible 15 overall areas of strength compared with the average for BC accredited schools of 5.5. This makes ELC Brighton jointly the number 1 school in the UK and a Centre of Excellence (based on EL Gazette’s rankings). Read the full 2019 British Council report.
  • ELC Eastbourne in April 2019. ELC Eastbourne achieved 13 overall areas of strength, well above the average for BC schools of 3.6. Read the full report.
  • English in Chester in May 2019. English in Chester achieved 14 overall areas of strength. Read the full report.

English UK member

English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association with more than 400 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities.

The English Network member

A group of established, experienced, independent English language schools that have a reputation in the market for quality and personal service.

International Association of Language Centres (IALC) member

We are a member of the worldwide network of leading independent language schools governed by the IALC quality assurance scheme for high standards of professionalism and service.

Quality English member

A group of established, independent schools selected for the quality of service they offer and their commitment to excellence in English Language teaching.