The British Accreditation Council (BAC) are set to launch the new International English Language Provider scheme (IELP) at a prestigious event hosted at the House of Commons in Westminster today (9 Mar). The new scheme is open to international English language providers who are based outside of the UK, and who are recognised as outstanding in their field.
Drawing upon 30 years’ experience of providing accreditation to independent further and higher educational institutions, BAC have developed the new scheme to meet today’s increasing global need for the delivery of high quality English language education.
Designed by trusted experts in the accreditation and English language fields, the scheme is set to raise quality standards within English language institutions globally, and offers the opportunity to become part of BAC’s globally recognised accreditation body.
The purpose of the scheme is to acknowledge the quality of institutions and training providers, encompassing teaching quality and the learning experience for students, supporting institutions in their efforts to continually improve, and providing a rigorous inspection-based accreditation service that is evidence based and dedicated to raising standards.
Worldwide, an estimated 1.5 billion people are currently using and learning English and by 2020 it is estimated that the number will rise to 2 billion.
This growth is potentially due to the rising global business market and more countries joining the global trend of international business partnerships.
English is becoming the most commonly accepted language of international business resulting an increased demand for the provision of high quality English instruction, and the scheme is designed to recognise only those providers who have outstanding English language provision.
Paul Fear, CEO, The British Accreditation Council, comments,
“The launch of our new IELP Scheme demonstrates our commitment and passion to raise the quality standards of institutions who deliver English language programmes around the world. The new scheme reflects best practice in international English language education and sets the bar high for providers to aspire to. There is a need for independent and transparent quality assurance for international English language providers, and our new scheme will set the pace for strengthening English language delivery and will ensure outstanding levels of support to reassure students, parents and partners of the high quality of their chosen English language provider”.