Accreditations and licensures

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
London International University is approved by the Higher Education UK Since 2014, London International University has been continually approved by the Higher Education UK and its predecessor. London International University obtained its most recent 2 Year Reaffirmation of Approval in 2016. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2017, and the next Reaffirmation of Approval is scheduled for 2022.

About accreditation

Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards established by the Government of United Kingdom and the Higher Education UK.

In order to have a qualification recognised in the UK and be able to transfer credits between learning courses, educational institutions and occupations, the qualification must be accredited through one of qualification awarding bodies in the UK.



Who are Qualification Awarding Bodies in the UK?
More than 160 institutions in the UK have the power to award qualifications. In addition to institutions with degree awarding powers, there are also hundreds of colleges and other institutions which are not approved by the UK regulators, however, they provide courses which enable their learners to gain recognised degrees. These institutions are regulated by those who have the power to award degrees.
Since the mid-2012, higher education qualifications (university degrees) can be awarded only by institutions who have a minimum of 1,000 full-time higher education students of which a minimum of 750 are degree seeking students, while at least 55% of all students attend higher education programs. Higher education students who are enrolled in institutions that do not have degree awarding powers may still gain a recognised degree if the institution they are studying at is a listed body. In contrary to recognised bodies who have the power to award degrees, the so-called listed bodies may provide courses that lead to a recognised degree.

Business Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®) is one of three major internationally active organizations that accredit business schools and programs. The other two are the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


ACBSP standards for academic excellence are designed to align with the mission of teaching institutions with an emphasis on student learning, supported by continuous quality improvement and faculty scholarship.

Business programs accredited by ACBSP

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Management

Why accreditation makes a difference

Only about one in three business schools offers programs accredited by a programmatic accrediting body, making London International University part of an elite group in the higher education community for business students.

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation is a registered trademark of ACBSP Inc.

Accreditation by UK Regulators
  • European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
  • Higher Learning Accreditation Consultant & Training (HLACT)
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
Awarding Bodies Approvals

London International University is approved to operate in most UK states, territories and possessions, either through licensure, registration, general or specific approvals, consent or exemption.

  • AoFA Qualifications
  • British Council
  • Central YMCA Qualifications
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
  • City & Guilds
  • Future (Awards and Qualifications) Ltd
  • Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
  • i-Can Qualifications Limited
  • Industry Qualifications
  • Institute of Qualified Lifeguards
  • LANTRA Awards
  • Laser Learning Awards
  • MPQC
  • Pearson
  • Qualsafe Awards
  • Qualifications Network
  • Safety Training Awards
  • Training Qualifications UK Ltd
  • VTCT

London International University also maintains partner affiliation with numerous Universities including:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of North Hampton
  • London School of Marketing

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