Sheffield College award national assurance mark for international student provision

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The Sheffield College has been awarded a national quality assurance mark by inspectors for its provision for international students.

The college has received the British Council’s Accreditation after inspectors looked at its English language provision for the hundreds of international students.

More than 300 students from 40 countries study at the college every year and inspectors assessed the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare and care of young people aged under 18.

The British Council found strengths in nine areas of the college - staff management, student administration, quality assurance, premises and facilities, learning resources, course design, learner management, care of students and leisure opportunities - and accredited it for meeting the overall standard in each area.

Bill Jones, executive director of student experience at The Sheffield College, said: “We are delighted to receive such a strong endorsement of our provision for international students, underlining our commitment to providing the highest possible standard of student experience.

“International students make a valuable contribution to life at the College and greatly enrich its culture.

“They also bring economic benefits to the city region and this excellent report will allow us to continue to bring students from around the world to Sheffield.”

Inspectors found there were no areas for improvement following their two day visit to the college in October last year.

International students study English courses as well as academic and vocational qualifications such as A Levels, diplomas and foundation degrees at The Sheffield College.