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UK academic partners

Last updated: 1 August 2022

Our academic partners collaborate with us to deliver validated study programmes taught at schools and colleges around the world.​​

You can view our UK academic partners below, or view a list of our international partners.

Bath College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: May 2018
  • Last review date: N/A
  • Next review date: 2023/24

Courses offered

  • FdSc Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science

Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: October 2015
  • Last review date: 2016/17
  • Next review date: 2022/23

Courses offered

  • Foundation Degree: Applied Historic Building Conservation and Repair

David Game College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated and franchised provision
  • Initial approval: July 2019
  • Last review date: N/A
  • Next review date: 2023/24

Courses offered

  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) Visual Communications (Level 6)
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Level 6)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy (Level 6)

Gloucestershire College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: Pre-2006
  • Last review date: 2019/20
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • Foundation Degree Early Years Studies (validated)
  • Foundation Degree Therapeutic Counselling (validated)

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: February 2014
  • Last review date: 2019/20
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Optical Coherence Tomography Capture
  • University Certificate in Grading for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • University Certificate in Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Optical Coherence Tomography
  • University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation

Gower College Swansea

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated and franchised provision
  • Initial approval: February 2018
  • Last review date: N/A
  • Next review date: 2022/23

Courses offered

  • FdA Events Management (franchised)
  • FdA Fashion and Textiles Design (franchised, course name will change to FdA Fashion Design with Enterprise from Sept 2022)

INTO (London)

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: January 2013
  • Last review date: 2021
  • Next review date: 2025/26

Courses offered

  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Accounting & Finance
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Art & Design
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies in Business, Finance and Humanities (subject to approval)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Business, Management & Law
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Hospitality, Events & Tourism
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Science & Engineering
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies – Social Sciences & Media
  • Certificate of Higher Education – Business
  • University Diploma – Banking & Finance
  • University Diploma – Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma – Banking & Finance
  • Graduate Diploma – Business Administration

Moorlands College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: February 1996
  • Last review date: 2020
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • BA (Hons)/Cert HE/Dip HE Applied Theology
  • DipHE Applied Theology (Youth Studies)/BA (Hons) Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)
  • PGCert/PGDip/MA Applied Theology
  • PGCert/PGDip/MA Language, Community and Development

New College Swindon

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: September 2015
  • Last review date: N/A – this was due in 2020/21 but is delayed until 2021/22 as NCS merged with Swindon College in 2019/20
  • Next review date: 2021/22

Courses offered

  • BA (Hons) Advanced Make-Up, Hair, and Prosthetics (Level 6) (validated)
  • Cert HE Dev Ops (validated)
  • FdSc Cyber Security
  • FdSc Applied Biochemical Sciences (validated)
  • FdSc Applied Chemical Sciences (validated)
  • FdSc Data Analytics (validated)
  • FdSc Network Engineering (validated)
  • FdSc Software Engineering (validated)

Royal Agricultural University

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: April 2015
  • Last review date: N/A
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • Research Degrees: PhD with MSc

Serco Education

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: June 2019
  • Last review date: N/A
  • Next review date: 2023/24

Courses offered

  • BA (Hons) School Business Management (delivered as part of Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship for Schools)

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated and franchised provision
  • Initial approval: November 2012
  • Last review date: 2019/20
  • Next review date: 2021/22

Courses offered

  • Foundation Degree Computer Games Design and Development (Validated)
  • Foundation Design and Materials (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Education and Learning (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Fine Art (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Game Art (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Live Events Production (Validated)
  • Foundation Media Production (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Prosthetics, Model Making and Digital Design (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Specialist Make-up Design (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Applied Sports Coaching and Physical Education (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Sports Management (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Sports Media (Validated)
  • Foundation Degree Zoological Management (closed to recruitment)
  • BA (Hons) Acting and Touring Theatre (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Art History (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Design and Materials (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Education and Learning (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Games Art and Production (Level 6)
  • BA (Hons) Media Production (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (Level 6) – no further recruitment
  • BA (Hons) Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Specialist Make-Up Design (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Coaching (Fast Track) (Validated)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Conditioning and Exercise (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoological Management and Conservation (Level 6) (closed to recruitment)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoological Management and Conservation

William Booth College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated provision
  • Initial approval: April 1998
  • Last review date: 2020
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • Diploma of Higher Education Salvation Army Officer Training

Yeovil College

Approval and review information

  • Partner type: Validated and franchised provision
  • Initial approval: September 2008
  • Last review date: 2019/20
  • Next review date: 2024/25

Courses offered

  • Foundation Degree Childhood Studies, Care & Education (Validated)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy (Level 6) (Franchised)
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, Care & Education (Level 6) (Validated)
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work (Yeovil) (Franchised)
  • CertHE Children, Working with Young People and Families (franchised)
  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Level 6) (validated)
  • FdA Digital Design and Media (NB This course has seven pathways (validated)
  • 1 – 3D Design Visualisations
  • 2 – Concept Art for Games and Film
  • 3 – Digital Graphics
  • 4 – Digital Media
  • 5 – Digital Photography
  • 6 – Surface Pattern and Textiles
  • 7 – Visual Effects for Film and Games

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