Announcing CIOL Accreditation of CELE Provisions

14 October 2021

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) are pleased to announce that it has been successful in its application for accreditation through the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). By pursuing and achieving accreditation, CELE has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

Both the UNNC Preliminary Year, consisting of 48 modules in English for Academic Purposes and Content, and the CELE PG Pre-sessional programme have been achieved both Recognise and Validated status by CIOL.


The report provided by CIOL found that the English language and academic skills provisions provided by CELE are aligned to international standards. CELE demonstrated established and comprehensive policies and processes to support students and teaching and learning, which is in line with international expectations of quality standards. CIOL noted that Preliminary Year and PG students benefitted from CELE’s specialist teaching and valuable learning opportunities that can ultimately lead to enhanced employability, international careers and added value within a global world of work.

The CIOL is the pre-eminent UK-based professional membership body for language practitioners. It aims to enhance the recognition and promote the value of languages and language skills in the public interest. Founded in 1910, CIOL has over 7,000 members.