Before discussing the accreditations of Westminster College London(WCL) it is extremely necessary to ponder upon the meaning of accreditation and its necessity. Etymologically, the word ‘accreditations’ mean ‘to recognize an educational institution as maintaining standards that qualify the graduates for admission to higher or more specialized institutions or for professional practice.’ Accreditation is given to the institution on the basis of their performance, validity and professionalism. Accreditations for the TESOL or TEFL courses are mainly given by institutions at the national level as there is no international body to accredit these courses.
A question can always arise that why is there a necessity of a TESOL certificate which is accredited. Accreditation is extremely important because it recognizes the significance of the course provider; proves its authenticity and validates the course curriculum.
International TEFL Accreditation Council
Westminster College London (WCL) is fully accredited by an independent body- the International TEFL Accreditation Council (ITEFLAC). To view our certificate of Accreditation- click here. Our accreditation assures that our full-time TEFL course, policies, and procedures adhere to generally accepted international standards of quality. Westminster College has agreed to comply with ITEFLAC’s standards and code of professional practice.
Receiving the seal of approval from ITEFLAC (the International TEFL Accreditation Council) means that our courses and processes have carefully been assessed, approved, and accredited based on the following aspects of our TEFL Certification Programme at Westminster College London (WCL):
- TEFL course materials
- TEFL class observation protocol
- TEFL academic team assessment
- TEFL practice
- TEFL administrative procedures