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All you should know about UK Accreditation: Awarding Bodies

Why is accreditation important?

Well, for starters, if you want to make sure that the education you are investing your time and money I, is actually recognised and that you are able to make use of what you are learning, to further your career or your academic prospects. A lot of the time, people may not understand what accreditation means and how you can check for this with programs that you choose to study. This is why it is really important to only get your education from reputed sources.

Awarding Bodies are regulated strictly and they inspect the programs for the quality levels. They also ensure that the resources used in the programs are highly regulated and meet the right standards.

Global Edulink is proud to be an accredited online education provider in the UK. We pay attention to the quality of every single program that we offer and we can guarantee that each one of them are recognised. With us, you have the opportunity to gain accredited academic and vocational qualifications that will help you achieve your goals. Some of these will help you start your career right away and some of our programs are equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree, but at a much more affordable cost. This means that while you are learning something that is valid, you are also able to not be strapped for finances.

Here are some of the Awarding Bodies that we are accredited with.

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national awarding body that is reputed for developing diversified and high quality vocational qualifications. Anybody who is over the age of 14 can access these programs and get certified with a recognised qualification. The organisation was founded in 1998 and is a leading national awarding organisation today with a long standing reputation for the support and services that they have provided towards the development of the education industry. ABC Awards are committed to assist employers, organisations as well as learners, grow and groom the right skills for learning, for employment and even for life.

Are ABC Awards recognised?

As explained above, they are highly recognised. However, there are various levels of qualifications that are equivalent to, say, a university degree’s first year, second year or an HND for example. You can find the information here so that you know which programs to choose based on the requirement that you have for a particular certification.

With Global Edulink you have the opportunity to study programs that are accredited by ABC Awards, meaning that you have a clear path ahead for your career and your higher education. You can see a list of our programs that are accredited by ABC Awards.


The Royal Charter offered the University of London limited powers in 1836 to conduct examinations and confer degrees on its students. This was the birthplace of Pearson. Ever since then, Pearson has continued to set the bar high and be the standard measurement when it comes to qualifications and education and their quality as well as credibility. They are now the UK’s largest awarding body and they are also known as Edexcel to some. They have developed a reputation for the highest standards in educational excellence and are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales).

Can I enter a university with a PEARSON certificate?

Yes, you can. Pearson sets the standard for the worldwide recognised qualifications that are affiliated to the British system of education and is accepted by universities not just in the UK but all around the world. Every year over 100,000 students take Pearson qualifications in over 80 different countries. If you want any further information of the accreditation that is offered by Pearson read these facts from the organisation and make an informed decision about what you want to study.

Global Edulink offers a wide variety of programs that will help you get into a university in any part of the world that you want to with Pearson. Here are a list of our programs that you can choose from which are fully accredited courses by Pearson.

Is CMI a recognised qualification?

CMI stands for the Chartered Management Institute and it offers CMI qualifications with a focus on management that has recognition all throughout Europe. Your certificates and diplomas that are accredited by CMI will give your career a boost and will be accepted in Europe. Because they are the only chartered body, they are also highly committed to raising the standards of management and leadership. Global Edulink is proud to be affiliated with this accredited qualification as the institute provides the right tools, knowledge and guidance that can help you build a successful career. It is also the only institute that offers learners the Chartered Manager status with is a prestigious qualification. This also makes CMI stand out from other bodies.

If you want to choose a program from us that is accredited by CMI you can read these guidelines of how their qualifications work and what levels are available to you. If you want to know what kind of programs we offer that are recognised by CMI have a look at our CMI accredited courses.         

Is the CPD certificate a recognised qualification?

CPD or Continuing Professional Development was established in 1996 and is an independent accreditation service that is recognised. This body appraises the educational programs according to the highest standards and their accreditation is a symbol of quality and credibility. They have also developed a universal checklist that is impartial or non-biased and is also objective. It lays out strict guidelines that have to be met (no exceptions) in order for a program to receive the accreditation. CPD has always remained committed to enhancing the personal skills along with the professional skills in a range of career paths. If you want to know more about CPD you can browse through the information on their website. If you want to know what programs Global Edulink offers that are also recognised by CPD have a look at our CPD accredited courses.


PEOPLECERT places its core values of quality, innovation, passion and integrity at the highest level and have quickly become one of the global leaders of educational certifications today. They have held approximately 4,000,000 examination to date in about 180 countries and have developed award winning online proctoring technology so that examinations can be more accessible to students. They work only with highly reputed educational service providers and Global Edulink is proud to be affiliated with PEOPLECERT. Have a look at the programs that we offer with PEOPLECERT accreditation courses.

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