These schools specialise in teaching English to international students. There are around two hundred and eighty that are accredited by the British Council.
These schools and colleges provide education up to the age of eighteen. Boarding schools combine modern teaching methods and up-to-date facilities with traditional values and attractive learning environments.
Tutorial colleges provide a bridge between school and university, allowing sixteen to eighteen-year-olds a more independent lifestyle.
Further Education institutions offer a very diverse range of programmes for students from the age of sixteen upwards.
They are the main providers of career based courses and have good links with industry. In addition, many FE institutions also offer GCSEs and A-levels (or equivalents), and access or foundation courses. Some also offer degree and postgraduate programmes in the areas in which they are particularly strong.
Higher Education institutions are the centres of high-level teaching and research activity, and most courses at this level lead to a degree or equivalent qualification.
The degrees and postgraduate qualifications offered by these institutions are among the most prestigious academic qualifications available. HE institutions include universities, HE colleges and institutes.
The first universities were founded some eight hundred years ago, so HE institutions in the UK draw upon an exceptional depth of educational experience.