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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 Care of 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)

Pre-inspection briefings for unaccredited centres

Please contact the Accreditation Unit (accreditation.unit@britishcouncil.org) for details of briefings. Briefings for unaccredited centres will be held in Manchester.

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 a senior inspector 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. These briefings will be held in the British Council offices in London.

Briefing costs

The pre-inspection briefings cost:

  • £40 per person

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

Upcoming briefings


4 May 2018  
 16 November 2018  

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 along with a cheque for the appropriate amount.

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

Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received your cheque. Cheque is the only accepted form of payment.

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 preparing for inspection.
  • 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 notes on meeting the requirements of the publicity criteria