British Accreditation has responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector. BAC provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.

OLC have been rigorously inspected since accreditation in 2009, with the latest reports available on the BAC website. Institutions that carry endorsement and the BAC mark therefore represent some of the leading and most reliable private colleges and training providers in the UK.



Pearson are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). OLC offer Pearson academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked Edexcel and BTEC courses.

All OLC sites are registered with Pearson under the Pearson Education Centre Number 07457.

Lloyds (LRQA)

LRQA are globally recognised as an accredited certifying body for international global management standards. OLC are certified to the International Standards Organisation ISO 9001 Quality Management System. This gives our partner franchise college’s, our corporate clients and all of our learners assurance that we operate a world class management system.

OLC have been certified with LRQ for Quality Management Systems since, 2003 with Approval Numbers: ISO 9001 – 00004320.


Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM)

In 1998 OLC received responsibility from the Institute of Credit Management to deliver in the NW of Egland Level 3 and Level 5 Credit Management courses. Working closely with the Education Team at CICM the credit management team at OLC achieved Premier Status Provider and have trained and educated 100s of credit management professionals.


The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. Providing financial support in each of a maximum of three seperate financial years, the scheme enables higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above (or approved international equivalent) with an approved Learning Provider such as OLC, for which courses are eligible see course leaflets and course brochures for information.


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