Directory of Teaching Institutions

The University of London has a framework through which it recognises teaching institutions that offer a specified level of study and other support to students of the University of London International Programmes. These are known as recognised centres and have been awarded either Affiliate Centre or Registered Centre status:

  • Affiliate Centres have demonstrated a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes. Affiliate Centre status is the highest level of recognition awarded by the University of London.
  • Registered Centres have demonstrated high standards in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes.

In a recognised centre, there can be recognised programmes and provisionally recognised programmes.

  • Recognised Programmes indicate that the recognised centre has gained full recognition to provide the programmes.
  • Provisionally Recognised Programmes indicate that the recognised centre has started the recognition process for providing the programmes. Close monitoring will take place and once performance levels are deemed acceptable, full recognition will be considered.

Some recognised teaching institutions have been given Certificate Teaching Status (CTS)(previously known as Diploma Teaching Status, DTS) to provide teaching and support for the following Certificate of Higher Education programmes:

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and Information Systems
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Creative Computing
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences.

Students will need to register through and study at a recognised centre with CTS to study Certificate of Higher Education programmes. You can search for such teaching institutions using the function of search by programmes in the Directory.*

The Directory allows you to search for teaching institutions that are recognised for the University of London International Programmes.

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There are also a number of teaching institutions that have formally started the process for becoming recognised by the University of London International Programmes. Please note that although the University of London has undertaken an initial assessment of these institutions, they are not yet recognised within the University’s Teaching Institutions Recognition Framework.

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For further information about the way in which we work with teaching institutions, please visit Information for students.

*Please note: the Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Social Sciences, Diploma in Law, Diploma in Computing and Information Systems, Diploma in Creative Computing and Access Programme for the BSc Business Administration degree are no longer accepting new registrations.