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Accrediting Bodies (UK)

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of accrediting bodies in the United Kingdom.

Primary and Secondary Schools

  1. Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills)

  2. Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

  3. Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC)

  4. Cognia/AdvancED

  5. School Inspection Service (SIS)

  6. Bridge Schools Inspectorate

  7. Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)

  8. Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

  9. Independent Schools Council (ISC)

  10. Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO)

  11. International Baccalaureate (IB)

  12. Cambridge Assessment International Education

Higher Education

  1. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

  2. The Office for Students (OfS)

  3. The Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC)

  4. The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

  5. The Department for the Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland

  6. The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

  7. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  8. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

  9. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

  10. The Law Society of England and Wales

  11. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

  12. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  13. The Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

  14. The Institute of Physics (IOP)

  15. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  16. The General Medical Council (GMC)

  17. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

  18. The General Dental Council (GDC)

  19. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  20. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

  21. The British Psychological Society (BPS)

  22. The Royal College of Art (RCA)

  23. The Royal College of Music (RCM)

  24. The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD)

  25. The University of London International Programmes (UOLIP)

  26. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  27. The Bar Standards Board (BSB)

  28. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

  29. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

  30. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

  31. The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

  32. The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

  33. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

  34. The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

  35. The Association of Independent Schools of Art and Design (AIASD)

  36. The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

  37. The British Accreditation Council (BAC)

  38. Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC)

  39. Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)

  40. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  41. Association of Business Executives (ABE)

  42. Institute of Hospitality (IoH)

  43. Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)

  44. International Association of Book-Keepers (IAB)

  45. The Law Society

  46. The Bar Council

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