Affiliations & Credentials

UK Visas and Immigration – Home Office

ASIC is a UK Visas and Immigration (part of the UK Government Home Office) approved accreditation body for the purposes of the Short-term study visa and the Standard Visitor Visa.

ASIC UKVI website listing:

For further guidance about applications for visas, leave to enter and leave to remain in the UK, please visit the UKVI website or read more here.

INQAAHE: The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education

INQAAHE is a world-wide association of organisations that is active in the theory and practice of quality assurance (QA) in higher education (HE).

ASIC is a Full Member of INQAAHE. Approved Members are independently assessed and approved by the Membership & Membership Services Committee of the INQAAHE Board.

ISO 9001:2015 Accredited Certification

ASIC has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 accredited certification in recognition of their commitment to high standards in its accreditation process and internal procedures.

ASIC was assessed and met the requirements of ISO9001:2015 for the following scope of operations: ‘Accreditation for education institutions in the UK and Worldwide’.

ASIC ISO9001:2015 Certificate

ISO 14001:2015 Accredited Certification

ASIC has been awarded ISO14001:2015 accredited certification in recognition of their commitment to high standards in our operation with regards to Environmental Management.

The ISO Environmental Management Standard exists to help organisations minimise their operational impact on the environment, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and continually improve over time.

ASIC ISO14001:2015 Certificate

BQF: British Quality Foundation

British Quality Foundation was Founded in 1993 by Government and leading UK businesses, the British Quality Foundation (BQF) is Europe’s largest corporate membership organisation dedicated to performance improvement. BQF’s Patron is HRH The Princess Royal and current President is Karen Leftley. ASIC has been accepted as member of BQF since 26th August 2011.

BQF Membership Certificate – ASIC

Living Wage Foundation

We are a Living Wage EmployerASIC have been Certified by The Living Wage Foundation and is now recognised as an Accredited Living Wage Employer. ASIC are committed to making sure that all of our employees receive wages that reflect the true cost of daily living, and we will continue to follow the rates as laid out, and updated, by the Living Wage Foundation.

AAT Accredited Employer

ASIC are pleased to share we are now an AAT Accredited Employer, recognising and our commitment to support the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of our finance staff through AAT Training.

Gulf Award

GULF Education AwardGulf Education Conference 2013 was held on 19th – 20th June 2013 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The Gulf Education Conference provides one of the best avenues to explore potential partnerships in the education sector. ASIC were proud to receive a Gulf Education Recognition Award at the recent Gulf Education conference held this year in London. Chairman Mr Maurice Dimmock and CEO Mr Lee Hammond were there to receive the award for “Commitment to Raising the Level of Education Experiences for all via Implementation of International Accreditation.”

EDEN: European Distance and E-Learning Network

EDENThe European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.

ASIC are institutional members of EDEN.

GUIDE Association

guide-association-logoGlobal Universities In Distance Education – was founded in 2005 by Marconi University with the aim to develop and support international cooperation and open and distance learning worldwide.

By strengthening the role of higher education institutions as innovation and development drivers, GUIDE promotes the implementation of innovative results, insights and best practices in order to identify present, emergent and future needs of regional and international stakeholders and highlight potential areas for strategic partnership and transnational cooperation. –

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote the professional development of American college and university. NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education.

They are professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration, international student advising, campus internationalization, admissions, outreach, overseas advising, and English as a Second Language (ESL) administration.

ASIC is listed on the NAFSA International Education Marketplace website. For more information please see the NAFSA website.

UN Academy Impact – UNAI

unai__logo_eThe United Nations Academic Impact is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realisation of the purposes and mandate of the organisation through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

ASIC have been accepted as members of UN Academy Impact group.



AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a membership organisation formed in November 1982, is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.

AIEA is the only association in the world focused exclusively on professional development, advocacy, information sharing and networking for leaders in the field of international higher education. ASIC has been accepted as member of AIEA.

Gamma Quality Mark

Gamma Quality Mark (GQM) partners with world-class global educational consultants and organisations to provide a range of services to schools, training providers, and technical colleagues and universities, including accreditation, academic consultation, career counselling, study-abroad pathways, CPD opportunities, curriculum development, sustainable human resource solutions, and project management to assist in taking them to the next level.

Finalists: Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2020 – Export Team of the Year

It is fantastic to see ASIC recognised for our expertise and innovation. You can read more about the award and what it meant to the team by clicking here.