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Accreditation, Memberships, Awards & Exams

Your English language journey with a British Council and IALC accredited English language academy.

You can see the quality of our friendly academy from our official British Council report. We are also accredited by IALC and have received nominations for both local and national awards.

Celtic English Academy is accredited by the British Council, which gives an assurance of quality to international students who are studying or planning to study English language in the UK. British Council inspections ensure that providers that are accredited through the scheme meet agreed quality standards.

Accreditations, Awards & Memberships


IALC Accreditation

We are accredited under the IALC quality scheme which expects all its members to provide an excellent teaching service and show a genuine passion for language study abroad.

English UK Member

English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association. Only British Council-accredited institutions can become members of English UK. Students can seek help from English UK if they are dissatisfied with the way the academy deals with a complaint.

English UK Wales Member

We are an active member of English UK Wales, which works to promote Wales as an EFL destination and encourages communication, best-practice and collaborative growth between members.

AFS Intercultural Programmes

AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS is a not-for-profit global education network. It provides intercultural learning opportunities through exchange opportunities and awards the Global Competence Certificate.

Chwarae Teg Fairplay Employer Achieving Award

In 2019 we successfully demonstrated that our HR practices operate beyond basic compliance. The Fairplay Employer Achieving award also means we implement examples of best practice that support gender equality in the workplace.

Quality English Membership

Quality English

Quality English schools are carefully selected from the best of independent English language schools. Quality English monitors the quality of all its schools regularly through student feedback, agent references and school visits.

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Trinity Exams

We are a registered Trinity exam centre and we are happy to arrange Trinity exam for internal and external candidates. Trinity GESE exams (minimum grade 7) are recognised as a valid examination for PON-funded courses. For more information, email [email protected]

PON Funding
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Language Cert

We are delighted to announce that in 2018, Celtic English Academy became an official exam centre for Language Cert so you can take your LanguageCert exam with us here in Cardiff. For more information email [email protected]

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As an INTO partner language school, you can sit the INTO English Language Assessment (IELA) at Celtic. Passing the IELA qualifies you for entry to INTO pathway programmes and many of these have guaranteed progression to degree programmes at INTO partner universities.

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OET Test Centre

We are proud to be the only Occupational English Test (OET) centre in Wales. Healthcare professionals choose OET because it helps them prove they have the right level of English for work or study. For more information about taking the exam in Cardiff, please email [email protected]

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Accreditation, Membership & Exam Centre

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