Become a teaching institution

The University has a framework by which it can recognise a teaching institution that meets a specific set of quality criteria with respect to the support it provides to University of London International Programmes students. Under this framework institutions are awarded either Affiliate Centre or Registered Centre status.

In order to be recognised as an Affiliate Centre, an institution must demonstrate a sustained commitment to developing excellence in teaching, support to students and administrative processes. High quality teaching provision is underpinned by a clear and appropriate learning and teaching strategy. Support to students in terms of pedagogical and pastoral care and educational guidance is highly developed. In addition, students can expect access to excellent resources and facilities that enhance their learning experience.

In order to be recognised as a Registered Centre, an institution must demonstrate commitment to developing high standards in teaching, support to students and administrative processes. Students can expect to be taught by well-qualified teachers, receive learning support and guidance on their studies and to have access to resources and facilities that benefit their studies.

To gain recognition, an institution needs to apply for admission to this framework. This would normally happen after the institution has several years of successfully supporting students registered with the University of London International Programmes.

The following document provides an overview of the Teaching Institutions Recognition Framework: [PDF 28pgs 590KB].

One of the important features of the agreement that is signed by institutions when becoming a candidate or registered centre is the code of advertising [PDF 20pgs 378KB]. The purpose of this code is to ensure that teaching institutions promote the University of London International Programmes in an accurate and consistent way. Please take the time to read and understand this code.

In order to become a recognised centre, an institution must demonstrate that it meets or exceeds a set of Recognition Criteria developed by the University of London, set out as expectations and indicators. Download the Recognition Criteria [PDF 14pgs 779KB].

However, we appreciate that for many institutions, the ongoing support of the University of London is crucial during their development stage. As such, a key aspect of the recognition process is the candidacy phase. Once an institution enters this phase of the recognition process, it receives a range of support from the University of London International Programmes, including access to study materials and the appropriate Virtual Learning Environment, and marketing support.

More information

Further information on the way in which the University of London International Programmes works with teaching institution can be found in our Building futures booklet [pdf 15 pgs 2.84MB].

If you are interested in providing support for students registered with, or would like to have existing support formally recognised by the University of London, please contact:

Global Engagement
University of London International Programmes
Stewart House
32 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DN

Email: global@london.ac.uk