Accreditation is awarded on the basis of an inspection, which takes place every four years. The purpose of the inspection is to verify that the ELT provision is being carried out in accordance with the agreed standards and criteria.
The inspectors noted 12 areas of strength for the Language Institute (out of a possibility of 14): Staff Management, Student Admin, Quality Assurance, Publicity, Premises and Environment, Learning Resources, Academic Staff Profile, Course Design, Learner Management, Teaching, Care of Students and Leisure Opportunities. A provider must exceed expectations in 50 per cent of all the elements included in the subcategory to be awarded a point of strength.
The Brighton Language Institute, which is responsible for the delivery of the university-wide Pre-sessional English language courses (English Academic Study, Extended Masters and Summer Pre-sessional), as well as the university’s in-sessional iASK language support, also delivers a number of tailor-made English for Specific Purposes courses as well as an international testing service.
You can find out more about the University of Brighton English language courses.