Accreditations & Affiliations


Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities

ASIC is an independent, government approved accreditation body specialising in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organisations and online and distance education providers, both in the UK and overseas.

Step in Education is approved Accreditation College of Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities.

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

  • Recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in the UK for the Short-term study visa
  • Gained ISO 9001:2015 Accredited Certification
  • Member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA
  • Member of the British Quality Foundation
  • Affiliate Member of ENQA, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • Member of GUIDE Association, Global Universities in Distance Education
  • Member of UN Academy Impact group
  • Member of The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

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 which includes the Step In Education to deliver their qualifications. Click here to know about OTHM 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 globally accepted by all academic institutions. We provide numerous OTHM Qualification courses at Step In Education, at all levels.

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.

Go to University Progressions for Step in Education OTHM Diploma progression route.

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. London Graduate School provides Master of Business Administration (MBA) full time and MBA Top Up in association with the University of Chichester.

Step in Education OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership learners are eligible to gain direct entry into MBA (top-up) program, validated and awarded by the University of Chichester.

London Graduate School

London Graduate School is a dynamic institution that offers flexible degree and masters top-up programmes which are designed for students to gain knowledge and skills for a fast changing and complex world.

LGSGlobal partnered with University of Chichester to ensure that all programmes are of the highest standard. LGS programmes are delivered using a blended learning approach and a fully resourced virtual learning environment along with access to experienced academic team.

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