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Joining QE and QEd

Why should my school apply to join QE or QED?

QE schools and QED colleges are selected from the best independent schools that recruit international students. We use strict criteria to assess the eligibility of the schools that we work with but when accepted into the group, the schools:

  • have the right to use the Quality English and Quality Education brands in their marketing 
  • have direct access and introductions to our network of carefully selected and vetted, active Quality Agents
  • have the opportunity to join our Outbound marketing Missions; a day of face-to-face meetings with active agents who understand our schools
  • have access to our agent lists and reports from Missions and other international education fairs
  • are represented by experienced QE staff at selected international workshops
  • can join the QE/QED 'Villages' at key international workshops; a useful way to allow your school to be associated with similar independent schools
  • have a presence on our interactive website
  • are listed in our annual brochure; a useful reference tool for agents
  • receive QE promotional materials including the QE Penguin, plaque, certificate and posters
  • benefit from a range of discounts and offers from our trusted corporate partners
  • have the opportunity to network and learn at the annual QE/QED conference

How to apply for a QE or QEd License

There are currently 65 licensed schools and colleges within the group, all of which adhere to strict criteria. These high standards ensure that only the best schools and colleges are permitted to carry our logos. In return, the schools enjoy a wide range of benefits which help them to stand out from the crowd. Please email for more information about how to apply, if your institution:

  • has been in operation for at least three years
  • has accreditation from the accreditation board in the country in which it operates
  • is privately-owned, independent and not part of a chain
  • regularly receives excellent feedback from students and agents
  • is dedicated to providing quality tuition, support and care to its students
  • is located in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malta, USA, Canada, Cyprus or South Africa

If you meet all of these criteria but your school teaches English Language courses in a non-English speaking country, you may be eligible to become an Associate School. Please email to find out more about this.

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