International Business College, Manchester is accredited by the following professional and internationally recognised bodies. IBCM is a registered Sponsor for students under the Student Route.

All students MUST go to the UKV&I website to assess their eligibility under the Student sponsorship system and follow the guidance to maintain their sponsorship whilst studying. Students need to be aware of their requirements to apply for and maintain their student visa. For full details and information please go to the UKV&I website. The UKVI Student Route registered sponsor list is available from:

Other awarding bodies include:

Pearson Education Limited

Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body that checks on standards and quality in UK Higher Education. It conducts quality assessment reviews, develops reference points and guidance for providers, and conducts or commissions research on relevant issues.


The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government responsible for accrediting educational awards. devises and develops qualifications, validates qualifications, reviews qualifications to ensure they are up to date and arranges for the assessment of people taking SQA qualifications.


The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is an awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK. ILM is a world renowned professional membership body representing over 25,000 managers and leaders throughout their careers.


NCC Education is an awarding organisation and global provider of British education. NCC offers qualifications in Business, English Language, and University Foundation level qualifications. In 1997, NCC was incorporated as an awarding organisation of British qualifications and qualifications are recognised by universities, professional bodies and employers worldwide.