Accreditations & Partnerships

International Students

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International Website

Loughborough College is pleased to be in the following partnerships and to have achieved the following accreditations:

Validating Universities

Loughborough University

A top ten university in every national league table 2017 '' Golden Six'' of elite universities. Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework Named world''s best Sporting University - QS World University Rankings

Nottingham Trent University

Top 10 UK University* Top 100 for Employability *The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

University of Derby

Loughborough College is an approved partner of the University of Derby. TEF Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework. 96.3% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree*. * HESA 2017

University of Warwick

The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018 TEF Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

Educational Partners

FCV International Football Academy

The FCV International Football Academy based in Stamford offers academic football courses for aspiring footballers aged 14 and up. Former students have found pathways into professional football clubs within the UK, Europe, USA or at a significantly higher level in their home country with many going on to represent their national teams. Courses range from one week to three years, all of which combine football and education.

Get more information on the FCV partner programmes


European Social Fund
The National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs

Loughborough College is an Institutional Member of The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE). NACUE work with institutions to help develop an enterprising and entrepreneurial generation. It does so by supporting the sustainable development of student-led enterprise activities, clubs and societies in colleges and universities across the UK.

RNIB Loughborough

Loughborough College works in partnership with the RNIB College who do great work in supporting learners.


QAA offer advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other institutions provide the best possible student experience of higher education. Read our latest review Read our QAA action plan


Ofsted inspect and regulate services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Loughborough College was rated good overall with outstanding for Apprenticeships in the last Ofsted inspection in June 2017.

Read the latest Ofsted report.

The Skills Network
The Skills Network

Loughborough College works in partnership with The Skills Network to deliver a range of distance learning courses.


European Social Fund

Loughborough College is part funded by the European Social Fund.

Skils Funding Agency

Matrix Quality Standard

Matrix Quality Standard for Information Advice and Guidance

The matrix Standard is the national quality standard for any organisation that delivers information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.

ANUK/Unipol accreditation
ANUK/Unipol accreditation for accommodation

This Code establishes a set of management standards for all residential developments managed and controlled by educational establishments (with the exception of head leased properties) and specifies appropriate controls to ensure that the particular needs of students are delivered effectively. This National Code has been designed to offer educational establishments and students a framework to agree a transparent and useful set of undertakings about how they wish to do business with one another.

Armed Forces Covenant
Armed Forces Covenant

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

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at an Open Day

It's great to read about a college and what it has to offer but there's really no substitute for experiencing it at an Open Day.

At our Open Days, our expert staff are on hand to tell you about our courses and what careers they lead to.

They'll also guide you through our application process, explain the different kinds of support available, and talk to you about the huge variety of enrichment activities that you can be part of.

With opportunities to talk to our current students, as well as take part in tours of our campus and halls of residence, an Open Day really is the best way to get a feel for what it's like to be a Loughborough College student.

We will let you know when future dates become available.

Open Days - Register your interest

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