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Ncfe Awarding Body

We are approved centre of Ncfe , Centre number 9001055

More than 170 years of Vocational Awarding!

NCFE can trace our record of working with colleges and other training providers back to our founding organisation, the Northern Union of Mechanics’ Institutes (NUMI), established in 1848.

NCFE’s earliest incarnation held lofty ambitions. Its first report declared its intention to “become a centre from whence the elements of knowledge and civilisation shall go on with an unceasing progress, conferring intellectual, scientific and moral blessings throughout the length and breadth of the Northern Counties.”

From 1920, the Northern Counties Technical Examinations Council (NCTEC or ‘Northern Counties’ as it became affectionately known) supplanted NUMI and, supported by nine Northern Local Education Authorities, provided examinations for technical colleges, schools and other centres for over sixty years until 1981.

Northern Advisory Council for Further Education (NACFE)

In 1981, the Northern Advisory Council for Further Education (NACFE), which was established in 1947 to co-ordinate further education provision throughout the nine LEAs, merged with the NCTEC to become the Northern Council for Further Education.

When the further education sector was incorporated (made independent of the government) in the early 1990s the company felt the old name was incompatible with our new national focus and has since then been identified simply as NCFE with the letters no longer being an acronym.

NCFE today is a national awarding organisation, offering over 500 qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas. NCFE recognise the skills, knowledge and understanding achieved by a learner at a particular level and in a particular subject.

Qualifi Awarding Body

We are approved centre of Qualifi, Centre number Q/LCPS2017

As the recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland and Qualification in Wales (QiW), QUALIFI is able to give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous, quality standards and valid, valued learning. Click here to know more about QUALIFI.

Qualifi’s qualification pathways allow progression to a final Honours Degree as well as Post Graduate Master’s Degree exemptions with their University partners either in the UK or USA. Qualifi provides flexible learning pathways so that students can succeed and achieve their qualifications both on a full and part-time basis.

OTHM Awarding Body

We are approved centre of Othm, Centre number DC1703211

OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. It has a network of delivery centres around the world (including London College Of Professional Studies) to deliver their qualifications. Click here to know about about OTHM Qualifitications.

OTHM is also a full member of Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), the trade association for vocational awarding bodies in the UK which represents the interests of over 110 awarding bodies by liaising with key stakeholders, including the regulators, government departments and funding agencies.

OTHM has established strong academic relationships in the UK and overseas to ensure that OTHM qualifications are recognised globally. We provide a lot of OTHM Qualification courses at LCPS, London. London College of Professional Studies offers different OTHM diplomas level courses.

The local and international recognition has enabled OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a public university with campuses based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis. Its heritage stretches back into the nineteenth century when, in 1839, Bishop Otter College was established. London College of Professional Studies provides Master of Business Administration (MBA) full time and MBA Top Up in association with University of Chichester.

The University of Chichester has 14 departments, with specialisms including Humanities, Sport, Musical Theatre and Education. Since 2013, both campuses have seen major expansion-led building works.

The MBA (top-up) is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM. LCSP is committed to provide excellent education.

Go to https://www.lcps.org.uk/postgraduate/ for more information about the University of Chichester MBA top-up.

University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. It was established in 1963, welcomed its first students in 1964 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

Essex was named the University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2018. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top 20 universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top 5 for social science. London college of Professional Studies provides BA (hons) Business Management Full Time and Top Up course in association with University of Essex.

Essex has produced many notable alumni in several fields, including two Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, artists, and politicians. In addition, there are two former academics who are Nobel laureates.

Go to https://www.lcps.org.uk/undergraduate/ for information about University of Essex degree programmes available through LCPS.

ASIC

We are approved College of ASIC number AS85842/0318

ASIC (The Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) is an independent international educational standard assessment agency based in the United Kingdom. ASIC is approved by the United Kingdom Government’s Home Office to accredit institutions for visa purposes.

In addition, ASIC is a member or affiliate of the following organizations:

Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group

Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Directory

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) affiliate member

European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

British Quality Foundation (BQF)

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