Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for UK providers of courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) which the British Council runs in partnership with English UK. Schools, colleges and universities which offer courses in EFL can join the scheme voluntarily and members are inspected on a four-yearly basis, supported by unannounced interim visits between inspections. 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.
FCLC Edinburgh was granted accreditation in 2008, our second year of operation. We are proud to have been awarded seven areas of strength in our most recent full inspection – care of under 18s, quality assurance, care of students, premises and facilities, accommodation, staff management and leisure opportunities.
Our most recent inspection was in the summer of 2022, which resulted in our accreditation being extended for a further four years.