Accreditations & Affiliations

Qualifi Awarding Body

As the recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland and Qualification in Wales (QiW), Qualifi is able to give assurances to employers, centres and learners of consistent, rigorous, quality standards and valid, valued learning.

Qualifi’s qualification pathways allow progression to a final Honours Degree as well as Post Graduate Master’s Degree exemptions with their University partners either in the UK or USA. Qualifi provides flexible learning pathways so that students can succeed and achieve their qualifications both on a full and part-time basis.

OTHM Awarding Body

OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. It has a network of delivery centres around the world (including LCPS) to deliver their qualifications.

OTHM is also a full member of Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), the trade association for vocational awarding bodies in the UK which represents the interests of over 110 awarding bodies by liaising with key stakeholders, including the regulators, government departments and funding agencies.

OTHM has established strong academic relationships in the UK and overseas to ensure that OTHM qualifications are recognised globally.

The local and international recognition has enabled OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a public university with campuses based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis. Its heritage stretches back into the nineteenth century when, in 1839, Bishop Otter College was established.

The University of Chichester has 14 departments, with specialisms including Humanities, Sport, Musical Theatre and Education. Since 2013, both campuses have seen major expansion-led building works.

The MBA (top-up) is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM..

Go to https://www.lcps.org.uk/postgraduate/ for more information about the University of Chichester MBA top-up.

University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. It was established in 1963, welcomed its first students in 1964 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

Essex was named the University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2018. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top 20 universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top 5 for social science.

Essex has produced many notable alumni in several fields, including two Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, artists, and politicians. In addition, there are two former academics who are Nobel laureates.

Go to https://www.lcps.org.uk/undergraduate/ for information about University of Essex degree programmes available through LCPS.


ASIC (The Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) is an independent international educational standard assessment agency based in the United Kingdom. ASIC is approved by the United Kingdom Government’s Home Office to accredit institutions for visa purposes.

In addition, ASIC is a member or affiliate of the following organizations:

Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group

Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Directory

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) affiliate member

European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

British Quality Foundation (BQF)

United Nations Academic Impact

British Council reciprocal partner