External Inspection Reports

The University of Liverpool English Language Centre is regularly inspected by two external bodies to ensure that it maintains the highest possible quality standards in all areas of its operation.

In February 2016 the ELC was inspected by BALEAP (the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes). BALEAP is the global forum for EAP professionals and is a registered company and a charity. BALEAP aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in further and higher education by providing an accreditation scheme for EAP provision.

In August 2018 the ELC was inspected by the British council for Accreditation UK.  Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for UK providers of courses in English as a foreign language (EFL) which the British Council runs in partnership with English UK.  Schools, colleges, and universities which offer courses in EFL can join the scheme voluntarily and members are inspected on a four-yearly basis, supported by unannounced interim visits between inspections.  The scheme gives an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK.

British Council Accreditation‌
British Council Marque

Under the terms of the this scheme each organisation inspected may publish the summary statement in full.  For august 2018, the summary statement read:

“The British Council inspected and accredited the University of Liverpool in August 2018.

The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and safeguarding under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/education/accreditation  for details).

The large English language teaching department of this university offers courses in general and academic English for adults (17+), and for professionals and closed groups of adults (18+).

Strengths were noted in the areas of strategic and quality management, student administration, publicity, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic management, course design, learner management, teaching, care of students, accommodation, leisure opportunities, and safeguarding under 18s.

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme."

You can read the full report here.

BALEAP Accreditation

There is no summary included in the report produced by BALEAP.

You can read the full report here.