Accreditations & Affiliations

Accreditations and Affiliations

London College of Professional Studies is proud to be affiliated with respected accreditation bodies. This page provides a comprehensive list of our accreditations, helping you make informed decisions about your online education path.

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NCFE Awarding Body

We are approved centre of NCFE, Centre number 9001055

NCFE can trace their 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, was 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 indoctrination 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 capacious range of subject areas. NCFE recognise the skills, knowledge and understanding achieved by a learner at a particular level and in a particular subject.

ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education

ATHE Awarding Body

We are an approved centre of ATHE, Centre number 9080

ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and the other UK and international regulators. We work with 250 recognised centres in over 50 countries to complement our strong brand presence in the UK.

ATHE offers an extensive portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications – such as business and management, law, computing, and healthcare, with many eligible for UK funding. We also have a flourished diverse range of regulated bespoke qualifications for clients through our qualification’s development service.

ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top-Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for our learners.

OTHM qualifications

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 which includes the London College of Professional Studies to deliver their qualifications.

OTHM is also a full member for 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 globally accepted by all academic institutions. We provide numerous OTHM Qualification courses at LCPS, at all levels.

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

Asic Qualifications


We are ASIC approved college. Center number: AS85842/0318

London College of Professional Studies is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) which is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges.

ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

University of Derby

The University of Derby (formerly Derby College of Art and Technology or simply Derby College) is a public university in the city of Derby, England. It traces its history back to the establishment of the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses in 1851. It gained university status in 1992.

The university provides over 300 study programmes at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate programmes, as well as short courses, foundation degrees, and postgraduate degrees, cover most academic disciplines and sub-disciplines.

The University is the first choice for students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose.

With their reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, the university offer’s students, unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies. That’s why they have invested heavily in past years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure you get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

Go to  for information about University of Derby degree programmes available through LCPS.

Undergraduate Courses



ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) Approved Learning Provider

ELCAS ID: 11550

We are proud of our armed forces and honoured to have been given the opportunity to support the men and women who are currently serving or have served our country in uniform.

As an approved learning provider for the MoD (Ministry of Defence), London College of Professional Studies is authorised to provide ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) funded courses and study packages to serving members of HM Armed Forces and those who have recently left the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army, or the Royal Air Force.


lcps UCAS


We are a UCAS approved center which means we can assist our students in providing them with the services mentioned below. Regarding the Unique code for the UCAS registered center, it is advised that you email to to help support your application.

As a UCAS registered centre,  will have free access to the Adviser Portal, which means:

  • Our students can link their applications to your centre
  • We can monitor, advise, and check their UCAS Undergraduate applications
  • We can attach references and predicted grades
  • We can submit applications to UCAS on behalf of your students

If you are applying through UCAS, then visit the link provided below to begin your application.


CPD Member

We are approved centre of CPD, Membership number : 15082

The CPD Service’s recognised and authoritative CPD Member and CPD Certified symbols offer professional bodies, institutional associations, educational providers and consumers alike reassurance that the certified further learning materials achieve the qualitative standards required by all parties.


IOSH Courses

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

We are approved training provider of IOSH courses Centre number: 4832

IOSH is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for health and safety professionals. IOSH vision is simple: a safe and healthy world of work.

Formed in 1945, IOSH has become leader of a profession that transforms the world of work, making it safer and healthier every day.

Our status is recognised by businesses and governments, and it’s why Chartered Membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.

Most recently, IOSH has expanded what it offers and is now proud to be a regulated awarding organisation (AO) recognised in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). We are reviewing plans for our qualifications as well as our policies and procedures.

Our Charter

IOSH was granted a Royal Charter in 2002. It recognises IOSH’s consistent record of achievement and unique field of competency, not covered by any other professional body.

Ascentis Qualifications Logo


We are approved centre of Ascentis Centre number (3328)

Ascentis is an award-winning provider of cutting-edge qualifications for education, training and business in the UK and overseas. We’ve been committed to delivering exceptional customer service and creating life changing opportunities for all since 1975.

Ascentis is distinctive in that it is both:

  • An Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualification Wales
  • An Access Validating Agency for Access to Higher Education Diplomas, licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency


We are approved centre of ILM, Centre number(009787)

ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, management, and coaching qualifications and a City & Guilds Group business.

ILM offers a specialist qualification ranging from Level 2 to Level 7, which are awarded by ILM also specialises in assessment, learning content, and accreditation of training.

City & Guilds is the leading skills development organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.

The organisation’s qualifications are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

TQUK Courses

Training Qualifications UK

We are an approved centre for TQUK. Centre number: 6919535761

TQUK is an Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation, providing a wide range of vocational qualifications to FE colleges and private training providers.

TQUK is an awarding organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, the CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland, and Qualifications Wales. TQUK offers qualifications regulated by Ofqual and, in some cases, by CCEA Regulation and/or Qualifications Wales, which sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and are listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

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