Specialist Language Courses

Is SLC accredited? What about the courses?

Getting accreditation from sector specialists is important to us. It demonstrates to our students, customers and partners that we take what we do seriously, that we have been inspected as an organisation and that the courses we publish have been checked through and meet industry-standard quality criteria.

We currently have four accreditations and approvals.



NOCN Group

SLC is an approved NOCN international training centre. This means that SLC’s organisational infrastructure, policies and processes have undergone rigorous inspection by NOCN Group to ensure we meet its high accreditation and quality assurance standards.

NOCN Group is a leading UK Awarding Organisation, established in 1987 and registered by Ofqual, the UK government body responsible for standards and quality in qualifications. NOCN Group operates in over 20 different countries, with over 2,000 approved training centres delivering their qualifications and certificates to over 250,000 learners a year.

NOCN have also quality-checked, endorsed and certificated our English for Doctors and English for Nurses courses. We’ll be adding more courses to the NOCN approved portfolio over the coming months.



CPD Standards Office (CPDSO)

All SLC’s online study courses have been independently accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. This means that they have all been inspected and have successfully met the quality criteria set by CPDSO for any training they accredit. CPDSO works with hundreds of training providers, educational organisations and employers in over 40 countries.


OET Premium Preparation Provider

SLC was the first OET-accredited Premium Preparation Provider in Europe. We successfully completed an OET teaching skills programme, demonstrating high levels of quality in material creation and curriculum planning. SLC works closely with OET to ensure our materials and training are up-to-date and meet OET’s rigorous accreditation criteria.




All SLC’s medical English courses are approved by EALTHY, the European Association for Language Teachers for Healthcare.

EALTHY represents Medical English teachers at universities, language schools and vocational colleges around the world, holding regular seminars, conferences and workshops around Europe.

We believe this makes a real difference to the Medical English and OET preparation services we provide. They ongoingly assure the quality of what we do – from content production to customer service to data protection.

To view our latest courses, download the brochure. And do get in touch if you have any questions at all on what we do and how our courses and materials can support you in the teaching of your students.