Universities and Colleges in the UK (listed Bodies)

Universities and Colleges in the UK (listed Bodies)

Listed bodies can’t award degrees themselves. If you study a degree course at a listed body, your degree will be awarded by a recognised body.

ExampleIf you studied for a foundation degree in Early Years at Aylesbury College, your degree would be awarded by Buckinghamshire New University.

If your degree isn’t from an officially recognised UK university or college, there’s no guarantee it’ll count when you’re looking for a job.

More information

The lists of recognised bodies, listed bodies and recognised awards are not guaranteed to always be up to date.

If your university or college isn’t listed, contact the Department for Education to check that they’re officially recognised.

Department for Education


360 GSP College

7Safe Cambridge

Abingdon and Witney College

Academy of Circus Arts and Physical Theatre (Circomedia)

Academy of Contemporary Music, The

Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Academy of Music and Sound

Access to Music Ltd

Accrington and Rossendale College

Acorn Learning Solutions Ltd

Action on Addiction Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (CATS)

Active Learning (formerly the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College Group)

Adam Smith College, Fife

Air Warfare Centre (AWC), RAF Waddington


All Nations Christian College

All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry (formerly Southern North-West Training Partnership)

Alton College

Amersham and Wycombe College

Amity University [IN] London

Animal Health Trust

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Arts Educational Schools London

Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine

Ashton Sixth Form College

Askham Bryan College

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Aylesbury College


Babraham Institute, The

Backstage Academy

Barking and Dagenham College

Barnet College

Barnfield College

Barnsley College

Basingstoke College of Technology

Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

Bath College, City of

BBC Academy

Bedford College

Belfast Bible College

Belfast Metropolitan College

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)