Quality and Recognition
KCB is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1982, making it one of the oldest independent Degree / HE course providers in the UK.
The College has been approved with the highest ranking possible by the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The QAA review system focuses on the student experience, which obviously includes the quality of teaching. The College is fortunate to have highly qualified teaching staff, most of whom have also had significant experience as professional practitioners. This is a key strength highlighted by the approval process of our university partners. Several of the staff are also, or have been, examiners at other universities.

In addition to degree course provision with university partners, the College’s own Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas have long been accepted by UK universities for advanced entry to their own programmes.

KCB is a full member of key higher education quality oversight bodies such as the Association of University Administrators (AUA), the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), and the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), and Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Government Approved
KCB has the distinction of being one of the earliest independent sector Colleges to be recognised by the UK Government as a degree teaching institution. Today KCB students are able to obtain funding for their courses from the Government for their degree and HNC/HND courses if they fulfil the qualifying criteria.
Listed Bodies Act by Act of Parliament in 1998 by what was then called the Department for Education & Science with approval continuing for over 14 years shown by the current listing on the DBIS website.

The college is licensed as a Tier 4 Sponsor.

KCB was Approved by the UK Quality Assurance Agency [QAA] which is the Government appointed institution responsible for standards and quality in UK Degree/University courses The highest judgement of “confidence” was delivered by the Quality Assurance Agency following recent Educational reviews of the College.

Association Memberships
• KCB is a member of the Association of University Administrators [AUA], which is the professional association for higher education administration and management staff with more than 4,500 members both in the UK and around the world.
• KCB is a member of the Universities Central Admissions System [UCAS], which provides application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK universities and colleges. More than half a million people wanting to study at a university or college use UCAS each year.
• KCB is one of only very few premier members of STUDY UK, which is the official membership association for accredited independent colleges of Further and Higher Education in the UK.
• KCB is a member of the UK Council for International Student Affairs [UKCISA], which is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.
• KCB is a member of UK NARIC, a Government service, which is the UK’s National Recognition Information Centre and provides services for individuals and organisations to compare international qualifications against UK qualification framework levels.
• KCB is one of only very few premier members of the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities [ASIC].