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Validations and Accreditations

Inchbald is recognised as a leading school across the global design community for its professional approach to Interior and Garden design education. The school’s significant links with the institutions, professionals and craftspeople of the design world also reinforce and support its unique approach to the aesthetic and practical elements of designing.

For potential students, or someone who is not familiar with the wider world of design education, it is essential to understand that courses taught at Inchbald are recognised and validated by authorities that guarantee the quality of the education you will receive.

The School has Highly Trusted Sponsor status with the UK Border Agency in respect of students requiring visas to study in the UK.

Inchbald has been recognised and validated by the following bodies and institutions.

QAA – An official relationship with the government’s quality control agency for Higher Education.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education is responsible for advising governments on the merits of applications for degree awarding powers or university title. Applications for degree awarding powers and university title are considered in the light of the governments’ published criteria and sanctioned by the Privy Council.

The primary responsibility for academic standards and quality rests with individual universities and colleges and QAA carries out reviews and reports on how well they meet their responsibilities.

QAA take a leading role in international developments in standards and quality, enjoying a close relationship with quality assurance agencies globally. They work with a wide range of government and other bodies across the UK to inform and support the higher education sector in the light of international developments. Overseas audit activity helps to improve confidence in the work of UK universities and colleges operating internationally.

QAA are fully confirmed as members of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), established as part of the Bologna Process to encourage and develop the exchange of information on quality assurance throughout Europe.

Please click here to visit the QAA website and here to see our Action Plan.

WREXHAM GLYNDŴR UNIVERSITY

Glyndŵr University started in 2008 one of the youngest universities in the UK, named after Welsh scholar and hero Owain Glyndŵr with the aim to champion some of the same philosophies as Owain. The university has been delivering education at the main Wrexham campus since 1887, known then as the Wrexham School of Science and Art, and started offering degrees in 1924.

Industry-led courses where knowledge and expertise is fed back into the courses, the university is proud of the opportunities for non-traditional backgrounds; more than half of the students study part-time. The university is a key part of the community in Wrexham and has campuses in St Asaph and Northop in North Wales and in London.

www.glyndwr.ac.uk

BIID – The relationship with professional bodies.

The British Institute of Interior Design does not validate or award but recognizes and recommends Schools that fulfill the professional requirements within their programs that allow students to take their place in the professional arena – employment. Past presidents of the Institute include Inchbald graduates and the Schools alumni are very active within the organizations various committees.

Inchbald, alongside the Institute, is committed to the continuance of determining and supporting professional standards of Interior Design.

www.biid.org.uk

SGD  – The relationship with professional bodies.

The Society of Garden Designers does not validate or award but recognizes and recommends Schools that fulfill the professional requirements within their programs that allow students to take their place in the professional arena. Past presidents of the Society include Inchbald staff and graduates of the School are very active within the organization.

Inchbald, alongside the Society, is committed to the maintaining professional standards in Garden Design.

www.sgd.org.uk

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