IRISH DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS
We are recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT).
We have been an Accredited Member of EAQUALS since 2003. Inspections take place every three years and accredited membership is awarded after the school demonstrates that all requirements of the EAQUALS Charter are respected. We received the following comments after our most recent inspection:
“ACET was inspected by EAQUALS in January, 2016 and met the high standards required for EAQUALS accreditation. Our Management and Administration are excellent as the ACET ethos was apparent throughout the organisation and endorsed by all categories of staff. The academic administration is an area of excellence beyond EAQUALS standards based on our comprehensive and regularly monitored systems. The overall care for students and the advice and support available plus the very efficient homestay administration and selection of families are areas of excellence.”
The EAQUALS inspectors identified the following areas of excellence in the institution:
- Management and Administration
Management and Administration meet the requirements of excellence as there is evidence of a strategic approach to management and an awareness of the economic environment, a clear evidence of leadership and sense of direction supported by an effective staffing structure and efficient administrative systems.
- Course Design and Supporting Systems
The academic administration systems, their design and implementation including: class lists, attendance records, teacher’s records of work completed, and timetables is an area of excellence.
Academic resources are excellent as the centre has a very wide collection of material for both staff and students to use and in-house material is being constantly monitored and added to.
The overall care for students and the advice and support available plus the very efficient homestay administration and selection of families are areas of excellence.
This category represents a point of excellence there is an excellent set of procedures and systems to assure quality in every aspect from teaching to client support to health and safety on site.
IALC, International Association of Language Centres
We are the only Cork member of IALC and are inspected every four years to guarantee that the IALC standards, code of ethics, and philosophy of continued improvement is upheld. Our CEO, Odile Migieu, was President of IALC from 2002 until 2005.
MEI, Marketing English in Ireland
MEI is an association of recognised English language schools in Ireland. All members are accredited by the Irish Department of Education & Skills. MEI organises several workshops and familiarisation trips in Ireland each year.
We are an authorised open testing centre for the Cambridge suite of examinations, including Cambridge English: Key (KET), Cambridge English:
Preliminary (PET), Cambridge English: First (FCE), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), and the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS). We run three long-term KET, PET, FCE, CAE, & CPE examination preparation courses, two fast track FCE & CAE examination preparation courses, and one fast track KET & PET examination preparation course each year.