Fees for maintaining accreditation

The information below is valid until 31 March 2017.

1. Pre inspection briefing

This is an optional briefing session and costs £35. You can find out more information about it on the Inspection support page.

2. Accreditation UK Handbook

The Handbook is updated every two years and accredited centres are sent a hard copy in advance of the start date of the new publication.  You can purchase further hard copies of the Handbook for £10 each. You can order a copy by sending a cheque (payable to the British Council) for £10 to Audrey Rodgers, Accreditation Unit, British Council, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 6BB.

Alternatively a PDF copy of the Handbook is available on this page.

3. Inspection costs

The duration of the inspection varies depending on the size your ELT operation. A full fees sheet including example inspection costs is available at the bottom of the page. 

 4. Annual fee

Your annual fee is calculated according to the number of students studying for 10 hours or more per week multiplied by the number of weeks they study.

Here are some examples of the calculation:

10 students x 15 hours per week for 8 weeks. 10 x 8 = 80 student weeks.

5 students x 7 hours per week for 4 weeks = no student weeks. 

A guide to the calculation of student weeks can be found at the bottom of the page.

Accredited centres who are members of English UK pay their annual fee through English UK and benefit from a £100 reduction. Visit the English UK website to find out how to become a member.

Band No of student weeks English UK member Non English UK member
 1   (<2000 student weeks)   £600  £700
 2  (2000-5000 student weeks)   £650   £750
 3 (>5000 student weeks)   £700  £800

An additional £120 contribution to Student Emergency Support Fund will be invoiced with the Annual Fee.