GA qualifications are valid, trusted and accepted by employers, colleges and universities, as well as government authorities and institutions worldwide.

International Partnerships

Gatehouse Awards works closely with partners around the world to promote, deliver and award high quality qualifications. There are different ways in which your organisation can work with Gatehouse Awards internationally.

Country Representative

Would you like to represent Gatehouse Awards in the country where you operate? Do you have an established presence and are you willing to introduce our qualifications to the market? Contact us today and we will arrange a call or online meeting.

International Approved Centre

Are you a smaller organisation which is interested in offering our qualifications and exams? Contact us today to find out whether you should apply directly to GA UK or one of our existing country representatives.

Distributor of GA Qualifications

Some of our qualifications can be delivered 100% online via GA-issued teaching, learning and assessment materials, and are fully externally assessed. This means that your centre can act as a reseller to offer ready-made course packages without needing to meet the requirements for internal staff and resources. Contact us today to find out more about this option.

Quality Endorsement Scheme

Have you already developed your own training programme and would like to work with us to ensure that it is of the highest standard? The GA Quality Endorsement Scheme (QES) is a flexible option for providers of high-quality training programmes which don’t require a regulated qualification.

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Government Authorities and Ministries that recognise GA Qualifications

United Kingdom


GA is recognised by Ofqual, the UK government Regulator for qualifications and examinations in England. GA Regulated qualifications map to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), the European Qualifications Framework and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (GA English language qualifications: level A1 to C2).


The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. UCAS points are allocated to GA Level 3 Regulated qualifications, e.g. the GA Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.



The Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in Italy: GA English language qualifications are recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education and can be used in many academic, educational and professional fields.


The Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON) is an EU funded scholarship programme for Italian public school students with the purpose of ensuring high quality in the national education and training system. PON projects are coordinated by the Ministry of Education and operate at a national level.


AICLU (Associazione Italiana Centri Linguistici Universitari) is an association of Italian University Language Centers whose main aim is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the language tuition offered by universities. AICLU also promote research in the field of teaching and language learning. Gatehouse Awards' English language examinations are recognised by the Association as meeting their high standards.



The Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) is the government agency responsible for public sector employment in Greece. GA English language qualifications are accepted by ASEP as evidence that a candidate has met the English language requirements for the selection and recruitment of civil servants.


The Educational Commission in Cyprus

The Educational Commission is part of the Ministry for Education and Culture in Cyprus. GA English language qualifications are accepted by the Educational Commission and can be used in many academic, educational and professional fields.



Tamkeen is a public authority supporting Bahrain’s private sector with the aim of encouraging economic growth and development. GA qualifications in English language and vocational subject areas are accepted by Tamkeen.


Civil Aviation Authority

GA English language qualifications are recognised by the Turkish Civil Aviation authority as meeting the requirement for English language proficiency for entry to aviation careers, specifically for Engineers and Technicians at various levels.


Abu Dhabi Police

In Abu Dhabi we work with the Saif Bin Zayed Academy for Security and Policing Sciences / Regional Institute for Security Inspection - K9 to ensure the high quality of their police dog trainers. The dog trainer courses are Awards and Diplomas specialising in explosives, search and rescue, narcotics, SWAT, and tracking. This partnership was brought together by Khawarizmi Training Solutions.

Universities &
Higher Education Institutions

United Kingdom

Many universities and Higher Education institutions in the United Kingdom accept a GA English language certificate as evidence that a candidate has met the English language proficiency requirements set by the institution for entry onto Under- or Post-Graduate study. These include, but are not limited to:


Many universities and Higher Education institutions in Italy accept a GA English language certificate as evidence that a candidate has met the English language proficiency requirements set by the institution for entry onto Under- or Post-Graduate degree programmes. Our qualifications are also recognised by AICLU (Associazione Italiana Centri Linguistici Universitari), the Italian Association of University Linguistic Centres. Please see for the complete list. Institutions include, but are not limited to:

Università degli studi di Bergamo
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Università degli studi di Foggia
Università degli studi di Genova
Università di LUMSA, Roma
Università degli studi di Napoli Federico
Università degli studi di Palermo
Università di Pisa
Università di La Sapenza, Roma
Università degli studi di Salerno
Università degli studi di Siena
Università degli studi di Torino
University of Trento
Universita' Europea di Roma
Universita' Degli studi di Urbino
Università degli studi dell'Insubria
Università Ca’ Foscari
Universita' Degli studi di Verona

International Sponsorships

HIPPO English Language Olympiad

The Hippo English Language Olympiad is an annual English language competition attracting over 70,000 entrants from more than 40 countries around the world. Gatehouse Awards has been providing sponsorship and internationally recognised certification for Hippo candidates since 2019.

Eurasian Spelling Bee

The Eurasian Spelling Bee is a lexical skills competition attracting students from all over Asia and Europe each year. The competition challenge students from countries where English is taught as a foreign language to improve their lexical skills, particularly in respect to spelling. Gatehouse Awards provides support and assessment materials.

Other institutions accepting GA qualifications

Merz Pharmacy


JH Wellness


English First

UK, China & USA

Best Learning


i2 Education




Magic Ears




Birmingham City University Campus


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