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Mat Wright

Accreditation UK provide support for centres preparing for inspection. We provide self-evaluation templates, guidance documents and the option to attend a pre-inspection briefing. Centres that enrol students under 18 should consult the Safeguarding under 18s page.

Self evaluation template

You can self evaluate your organisation against the inspection criteria. Use this template to see how you match up against the criteria.

Self evaluation template 2018-19 (Word 327KB)

We have prepared some examples of this to assist providers - please see below

Self evaluation examples (PDF 605)

Pre-inspection briefings for unaccredited centres

Briefings for unaccredited centres are held when there is sufficient demand and are held at the British Council office in Manchester. Please contact the Accreditation Unit (accreditation.unit@britishcouncil.org) to register your interest. 

Pre-inspection briefings (for centres preparing for re-inspection)

Pre-inspection briefings provide participants with an overview of the inspection process, tips on preparation and understanding the criteria and opportunity to speak to inspectors and a member of the Accreditation team.

The focus of the briefing will be how to do well in an inspection.Questions are welcomed during the briefing and if time permits there is an opportunity for networking. 

Briefing costs

The pre-inspection briefings cost:

  • £50 per person

Please note that lunch is not provided, only light refreshments.

Upcoming briefings


Pre inspection briefings are currently suspended due to the risk of infection. Details will be published here of alternative events or re-arranged briefings when these are available. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Friday 24 April 2020


How to register

Simply download and complete the booking form from the bottom of the page and post it to the address on the form. We accept cheque payments and we are also able to invoice centres who wish to pay by bank transfer. Please indicate on the booking form if payment is to be made by bank transfer so that we can issue an invoice. 

We need to have received your form and payment at least seven days prior to the event. Bookings and payments received after this date may not be accepted.

Places fill up quickly - please book early to avoid disappointment.

English UK consultancy

English UK provides a consultancy service to help centres prepare for accreditation or inspection. Visit the English UK website for more information.

Guidance documents

At the bottom of the page you can download:

  • Teacher qualifications evaluation form and flowchart - ensuring that teachers hold qualifications that meet the Scheme criteria is an important step in the preparation for inspection.
  • Guidance for providers on assessing Teaching and learning
  • Guidance on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and Prevent strategy - an information sheet, risk assessment and action plan template, and sample policy 
  • Guidance on preparing documentation for multicentre inspections
  • Criteria, requirements and guidance document - landscape version