City and Islington College receives British Council Accreditation for the English as a Foreign Language teaching
Accreditation is particularly significant as this makes City and Islington one of a very select band of Further Education colleges to have received it. To gain accreditation the College had to undergo an extremely thorough examination to ensure that educational provision and support services met the stringent targets demanded by the British Council. Every teacher on the course was observed by an assessor, and students were interviewed to ensure they were satisfied with the course and the College. The positive outcome of these examinations formally confirms the quality of English Language teaching at the College.
Grant Glendinning, Deputy Director at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the College comments, "Getting this accreditation from such a prestigious organisation as the British Council is a real testament to the hard work of our staff and students and the quality of what we do."
He continues, "We can now make use of the network of British Council offices across the world to promote our courses and College and look forward to welcoming many more new students in the future."
City and Islington already has an excellent reputation for its English language provision. Alongside preparing around 250 students for Cambridge examinations each year, it runs a highly successful Foundation Programme for International Students in partnership with City University, with many overseas students progressing on to degree courses.