Axcel International Academy is an approved partner of the University of Derby.

The University of Derby has been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England
(HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This puts the University in the top 20%
of all providers in the UK for the quality of it’s teaching.

The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence
in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear
information about teaching provision and student outcomes.

We are a Pearson BTEC approved centre and most of our qualifications are accredited by Pearson. Pearson is the largest awarding organisation in the UK and it is licensed by the UK government.

After 30 years of proven success, more employers and Higher Education institutions across the globe are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their practical knowledge and employability skills.
37% of businesses prefer recruits to hold a mix of academic and vocational qualifications.

BTECs are career-based qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to move on to higher education or to improve their work skills and employability.

Axcel International Academy and the University of Northampton jointly agreed to subscribe to a co-operative relationship in order to promote the following activities between both institutions:
  •  Exchange of teaching and research personnel.
  •  Exchange of students.
  •  Development in research activities
  •  Any other activity of mutual interest

BTEC qualifications are worldwide recognised with:

– Over 1 million registrations across 100 countries
– Over 200 universities worldwide – including many of The Times top 100 ranked universities internationally.
– Over 70 professional bodies recognise BTEC qualifications – including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Management, Accounting and Engineering Institutions.

BTEC HNDs are internationally recognised Higher Education qualifications that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree
BTEC HNDs provide specialist work-related learning, reflecting the requirements of employers and professional organisations and meeting the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry.
BTEC Higher Nationals can provide you with progression routes to university, and can be a more cost-effective way to get you where you want to go