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Accreditations, Awards & Membership
The British Council accredits Bucksmore Education for the provision of English language programmes as an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK. The British Council inspects all areas of a summer school, including welfare, centre management, resources and teaching, resources and teaching English as a foreign language. Visit the British Council Website to find out more.
We are proud winners of the PIEoneer Awards 2019, ‘Language Educator of the Year’. The PIEoneer Awards recognise individuals and organisations “that are pushing professional standards, evolving their engagement or redefining the international student experience”. They are the only international education awards that celebrate and spotlight innovation and achievement across the entire industry.
Following our most recent British Council inspection, Bucksmore Education was awarded the title ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the EL Gazette. Centre of Excellence status is awarded for exceptional British Council inspection results, in areas such as pastoral care, teaching standard and overall management.
In 2015, Bucksmore Young Leaders was shortlisted for a prestigious ELTon (English Language Teaching) Award. Although narrowly losing to Oxford University Press, Bucksmore Education was the only summer school provider to be shortlisted in any category and to be considered in the same class as other highly-esteemed academic bodies demonstrate the excellence of the Young Leaders course.
English UK is the national association of accredited ELT centres. English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association with over 400 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities. Learn more about English UK.
Demonstrating our commitment to young learners we are also an approved member of the Young Learner branch of English UK. Young Learners English UK is a Special Interest Group of English UK for accredited providers of quality English language courses for Young Learners. They are committed to providing a safe and rewarding language learning experience for students while in the UK, through a commitment to offering the highest standards of welfare, management, and teaching.
Bucksmore Education is a member of ALTO. The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) is the world’s only global trade association for reputable buyers and sellers of language travel programmes.
Bucksmore Education is a member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools. COBIS is the premier global association for international British schools overseas, which promotes quality assurance and high standards of safeguarding in all member schools.
Bucksmore Education is an approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, with over 400,000 young people currently completing the programme in the UK.
Find out more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award