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Accreditation is holistic - encompassing institutions in their entirety rather than 

particular courses, programmes or qualiications. Institutions may, therefore, 

approach ASIC for accreditation regardless of their speciic discipline focus.

The primary objective of the accreditation process
is not to award a one-off kite mark, but rather to 

recognise and underpin an institution’s commitment 

to providing a high quality learning experience for 
students in a safe, and hygienic environment, and to 

continuing quality enhancement of that experience.

ASIC also fully recognises the pressing need for a transparent 
and robust approach to ensuring that institutions, to the 

best of their ability, only recruit genuine and appropriately 
qualiied students and that they provide the best possible 

learner experience in terms of individuals achieving their 

maximum academic potential, whilst having relevant social 
and welfare needs appropriately addressed. In this way,

it is hoped that a diverse range of stakeholders, including 
parents, awarding bodies, potential partner institutions, 

immigration oicers, as well as students themselves, will 
have a reliable point of reference in making judgements 

about the suitability of a particular education institution.

ASIC is currently involved in the inspection of a truly diverse 
range of overseas education institutions, including 

universities, colleges, schools and training organisations 

to raise their academic standards and proiles, and to date 
has already undertaken accreditation inspections in various 

countries, including India, Sri Lanka, USA, Lesotho, France, 
Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Philippines, Nevertheless, ASIC’s accreditation sets out to demonstrate 

Botswana and Canada. In its accreditation, ASIC considers the that students entering education institutions in any country 
performance of the institutions in relation to their features, will receive a sound education experience, delivered with the 

facilities and activities. These are divided into eight Areasaid of appropriate human and physical resources in a safe, 
of Operation as listed in our Standards for Accreditation. caring and hygienic environment; that, in addition, successful 

While several of the features, such as health and safety, are students will be rewarded by the award of genuine 
based on (legal) requirements which apply in the UK, it is qualiications, which will enhance their careers and/or further 

appreciated that these may not be matched or required in study prospects. It is expected that the institutions will be 

other countries. Similarly, the rules and regulations applying able to demonstrate that they are operating within the legal 
to students entering the UK for study purposes are likely to educational framework of the home country and that students 

be diferent from those which apply to students entering from other countries will be admitted, subject to fulilling the 
other countries to study.passport/visa requirements of the host country.


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