An industry-focused approach

Many of our courses are developed in collaboration with, and accredited by, the leading professional organisations to ensure that your studies reflect the latest developments in the workplace.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

We are a long-time member of the BCS. With the majority of our computing courses being accredited by the BCS, you can be sure that they are thoroughly vetted to meet the latest criteria. It also means that students can gain some exemption against BCS professional examinations, leading to chartered membership and CEng, IEng or CSci status.

Institute of Biomedical Science

Our Biomedical Science course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - the professional body for those who work within the field of biomedical science. The IBMS's programme of accreditation plays a key role in the education of biomedical scientists and helps to ensure that students are suitably trained upon entering the profession. Graduates can apply to the IBMS for consideration for admission as fellows of the Institute.

Engineering Council (UK-SPEC)

As the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, the Engineering Council sets and maintains internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics. Many of our engineering courses are designed to satisfy the Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) as a 'period of further learning', helping you take that crucial step closer to registration as a chartered engineer (CEng). To find out more about the benefits of gaining CEng status, see

Joint Board of Moderators

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) incorporates the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. A JBM-accredited course provides assurance that it meets the quality standards established by the profession. Courses are accredited by the JBM under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

The Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete sector, providing material, design and construction guidance. Our Sustainable Construction course is delivered in association with The Concrete Centre and in consultation with other leading industrial specialists. Find out more about sustainable concrete from The Concrete Centre's sister website:

General Pharmaceutical Council

Our Diploma in Pharmacy Practice is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council as part of its Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Programme. Courses that are accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council ensure that they meet high standards for quality, promote best practice and provide effective resources to enable pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to develop their practice and improve patient care.

Royal Society of Chemistry

The MSc courses in Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis provide exemption from Part A of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis. The RSC awards the Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA) which is the statutory qualification for practice as a public analyst and agriculture analyst.

Chartered Institute of Building

Our construction courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Our surveying courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).