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Accreditation, Inspection and Awards

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2016In April 2016, Kings Education (under its holding company of Prime Education and Training Ltd) was honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise within the category of International Trade. This is the UK’s most prestigious business award and conferred to organisations with an outstanding track record of success.


1000 Companies to Inspire Britain Award

1000 Companies to inspire Britain AwardPrime Education and Training (parent company of Kings Education) has been named twice in succession (2015 and 2016) as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group.


UK Government registration

All our UK colleges are registered as independent schools with the UK Government Department for Education.

Kings Bournemouth registration number: 837/6009

Kings London registration number: 305/6009

Kings Oxford registration number: 931/6010

Ofsted inspection

Because our three UK colleges are registered as independent schools with the UK Government Department for Education, they are subject to regular inspection by Ofsted.

We are proud to publish our very positive Ofsted inspection reports. 

To read them in full go to the Ofsted reports page 

Tier 4 sponsor

All our UK colleges have been rated as Tier 4 sponsors in the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) list of approved sponsors.

For comprehensive information about student visas and how to apply for visas to study in the UK, visit the UKVI website.



The Kings Advanced Level Foundation is inspected by Pearson and assured as preparation for Higher Education study in the UK.  

Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications, and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Pearson assures the quality of the processes underpinning the design, delivery, quality assurance and/or assessment of the organisation’s own education or training programmes. Pearson do not assure specific qualifications or programmes offered by Kings

ACCET accreditation

Kings Boston and Kings Los Angeles (Kings Colleges USA LLC) are fully accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

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British Council accreditation

All our UK colleges are accredited by the British Council. Accreditation UK, run by the British Council and English UK, is the quality assurance scheme for the UK ELT sector.

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For more information, see the British Council website.

EnglishUK membership

Kings is also a member of EnglishUK, an independent organisation which works with the British Council to operate the English in Britain Accreditation Scheme. This provides students with a guarantee of high quality.

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For more information see the English UK website.