UK Visas and Immigration – Home Office
ASIC is a UK Visas and Immigration approved accreditation body for the purposes of the Student Visitor Visa.
The following link indicates what the requirements for Student Visitors are:
For requirements for leave to enter as a student visitor please see paragraphs 56K-56M of the Immigration Rules, section entitled Student Visitors at the following link here.
ISO 9001:2015 Accredited Certification
ASIC has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 accredited certification in recognition of their commitment to high standards in its accreditation process and internal procedures.
ASIC was assessed and met the requirements of ISO9001:2015 for the following scope of operations: ‘Accreditation for education institutions in the UK and Worldwide’.
ASIC will be working in partnership with IIC to provide inspection and auditing services to the Saudi Arabian Government, to ensure that Their sponsored students attend only high-quality institutions overseas.
ASIC will also be undertaking, in partnership with IIC, inspector training programs for Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These trained inspectors will be responsible, under the guidance of IIC and ASIC, for the quality assurance inspection and monitoring of its schools, language schools, colleges and Universities.
BQF: British Quality Foundation
British Quality Foundation was Founded in 1993 by Government and leading UK businesses, the British Quality Foundation (BQF) is Europe’s largest corporate membership organisation dedicated to performance improvement. BQF’s Patron is HRH The Princess Royal and current President is David Callaghan. ASIC has been accepted as member of BQF since 26th August 2011.
Gulf Education Conference 2013 was held on 19th – 20th June 2013 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The Gulf Education Conference provides one of the best avenues to explore potential partnerships in the education sector. ASIC were proud to receive a Gulf Education Recognition Award at the recent Gulf Education conference held this year in London. Chairman Mr Maurice Dimmock and CEO Mr Lee Hammond were there to receive the award for “Commitment to Raising the Level of Education Experiences for all via Implementation of International Accreditation.”
ENQA: European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
The European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education was established in 2000 to promote European co-operation in the field of quality assurance. ENQA is a membership association and its members are quality assurance agencies operating in Higher Education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
ASIC are affiliates of ENQA. Affiliate bodies are bona fide organisations or agencies with a demonstrable interest in the quality assurance of higher education.
EDEN: European Distance and E-Learning Network
The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.
ASIC are institutional members of EDEN. http://www.eden-online.org/membership.html
CHEA: Council for Higher Education Accreditation
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organisation of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organisations.
The organisation has approximately 3,000 academic institutions as members, and currently recognises approximately 60 accrediting organisations. It maintains an International Directory which “contains contact information about 467 quality assurance bodies, accreditation bodies and Ministries of Education in 175 countries.
The quality assurance and accreditation bodies have been authorised to operate by their respective governments. ASIC (Accreditation Services for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) has been accepted as member of CHEA International Quality Group. For more information please see CHEA website below.
Global Universities In Distance Education – was founded in 2005 by Marconi University with the aim to develop and support international cooperation and open and distance learning worldwide.
By strengthening the role of higher education institutions as innovation and development drivers, GUIDE promotes the implementation of innovative results, insights and best practices in order to identify present, emergent and future needs of regional and international stakeholders and highlight potential areas for strategic partnership and transnational cooperation. – http://www.guideassociation.org/members_en
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote the professional development of American college and university. NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education.
They are professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration, international student advising, campus internationalisation, admissions, outreach, overseas advising, and English as a Second Language (ESL) administration.
ASIC is listed on the NAFSA International Education Marketplace website. For more information please see the NAFSA website.
UN Academy Impact – UNAI
The United Nations Academic Impact is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realisation of the purposes and mandate of the organisation through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
ASIC have been accepted as members of UN Academy Impact group.
AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators
The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a membership organisation formed in November 1982, is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.
AIEA is the only association in the world focused exclusively on professional development, advocacy, information sharing and networking for leaders in the field of international higher education. ASIC has been accepted as member of AIEA.