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Higher Education: Accreditation Bodies

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 15 December 2009 (WA 211), whether King’s College of Management in Manchester remains accredited for the purpose of student visas; and how many students were granted visas to study there in each of the last three years. [HL1331]

Accreditation of colleges is the responsibility of independent organisations in the education sector which have been approved by the UK Border Agency and follow published requirements.

As at 19 January 2010 King's College of Management remains accredited.

In the past three years 325 applications for leave (initial and extensions) were granted for overseas students to study at the college:

Year

Applications

2007

9

2008

191

2009

125