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ASIC Background

Types of Institutions ASIC ASIC is an independent body, 

Accredit Internationally
providing education consultancy 
• Schools (all ages)
and accreditation service for schools, 
• Colleges

• Vocational School and Collegescolleges, universities, training 

• Training Centres
organisations and online/distance 
• Universities

• Distance Learning Providerslearning providers worldwide.

ASIC is recognised by UKBA in UK, is a member of the CHEA ASIC has recently added accreditation for distance learning 

International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in providers (whether UK or overseas) to its portfolio of quality 
enhancement and accreditation services. This comes at a 
their International Directory and has recently been accepted 
by the BQF (British Quality Foundation).time when, as a result of increased demand, there has also 
been a signiicant expansion of our accreditation work with 
ASIC has also been appointed by the Institute of Enterprise 
campus-based universities and colleges overseas.
and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) as its quality assurance body. Part 
of ASIC’s responsibilities include undertaking international In order to be accepted on to the accreditation process both 
distance learning providers and overseas institutions have to 
centre approvals and providing ongoing quality assurance of 
demonstrate an existing commitment to ethical standards, 
approved international centres.inancial probity, good governance and compliance with 
appropriate regulatory provision.
ASIC provides a wide spectrum of accreditation services 
worldwide to education institutions including schools, 
colleges, universities, training organisations and online/ Arrangements for provisional accreditation or candidacy 
distance learning providers. ASIC is a member of the British 
can be considered for very young or new organisations.
Quality Foundation and is one of a number of international 
accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by Given its comprehensive scope covering teaching quality, 
governance, customer service/welfare and learning 
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the USA.
resources, ASIC accreditation has already proved very 
It is also an approved accrediting body for the purposes of advantageous to overseas institutions seeking partnerships 
compliance with regulations of the UK Home Oice and with UK institutions and other international alliances.

Border Agency relating to the admission of students holding There is already every indication that distance learning/ 
Student Visitor Visas and to the delivery of programmes in online providers will derive similar beneits from the added 

ESOL with Citizenship.credibility that accreditation brings.


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