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Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

Our exemplary standards of education, service and safety have been recognised by numerous accreditation bodies, and we are honoured to have received some of the most prestigious awards in the education sector.

Education Awards

Three Time Winner of The Queen's Award for Enterprise

In April 2019, we were proud recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for the third time – having previously received this accolade in 2012 and 2016. Recognising our growing student enrolments, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. Our company founders were honoured with a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty The Queen.

British Youth Travel Awards: Best Customer Service, Gold Award 2019

Oxford Royale Academy won the Gold Award for Best Customer Service at the BETA British Youth Travel Awards in November 2019. We pride ourselves on providing a premium experience to every student, customer and agent throughout their entire relationship with us, from the very first enquiry to lifelong membership of our alumni or partnership community. We’re thrilled that this commitment to customer satisfaction has been recognised by the BYTAs.

RoSPA Awards 2018 & 2019

In 2019, we received the prestigious RoSPA Bronze Award in recognition of our health and safety practices for the second year in a row. This is the longest-running awards scheme in the health and safety industry in the UK. For almost 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly instrumental in delivering changes in legislation surrounding accident prevention in the workplace, on the roads, and in the home. This award acknowledges our continuing work to ensure all our students, teachers and staff enjoy a safe time while they are with us.

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence: Bronze 2019 & 2020

We were excited to receive the prestigious Beautiful South Tourism Excellence Award in 2019 and 2020.

Education Investor Awards 2017: Finalist

We have been named as a finalist in the Education Investor Awards Exporting Excellence category on five separate occasions, in recognition of our outstanding international education services. Education Investor is the must-read magazine covering Britain’s fast-growing education industry.

British Youth Travel Awards: Best Educational Product

Oxford Royale Academy has won the Best Educational Product accolade at the British Youth Travel Awards five times since 2010 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015). We were also delighted to reach the final round of judging in 2017. The annual BYTAs, hosted by the British Educational Travel Association, reward successful organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel to, from and within the UK. According to the judging panel, the Best Educational Product accolade, “acknowledges a product or experience that provides the youth, student and educational travel market with a dedicated customer experience.”

Accreditations

British Accreditation Council Accredited

For over 25 years the British Accreditation Council has been responsible for setting standards within the independent, further and higher education sector and our accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. The British Accreditation Council provides the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, requiring a rigorous on-site inspection that covers all aspects of the student experience including health and safety, management, administration, welfare, teaching and learning. We are proud to display this badge of quality.

British Council Accredited

As well as promoting British culture and language across the world, the British Council monitors the management, teaching, resources and welfare of organisations teaching English as a foreign language. We are fully accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English. Our most recent inspection recognised and praised our dedication to providing high-quality English language courses.

Duke of Edinburgh: Approved Activity Provider Award Scheme

As an Approved Activity Provider, we have been accredited by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to provide Expedition, Residential and Volunteering opportunities to our students. This is a reflection of our excellent work in assuring standards of safety, and in organising a wide variety of exciting activities. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is one of Britain’s largest volunteering bodies, and this award is a sign of British excellence.

Memberships

EnglishUK

EnglishUK is the world’s largest and most rigorous quality assurance scheme for English language teaching. Since their foundation in 2004, they have worked with a range of partners, including Government bodies to help ensure that students’ best interests will be served when they choose an EnglishUK-accredited school. Our membership of EnglishUK represents our dedication to ensuring that our English language teaching is of the highest quality.

Association of Language Travel Organisations

ALTO is the leading organisation joining together language travel agents, language schools and national associations with students who wish to study languages abroad. Its purpose is to connect with other leaders in the industry, and to develop and grow through professional development, ideas, and information exchange.