Is this London 'College' legal?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by DavidToppingUK, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. DavidToppingUK

    DavidToppingUK New Member

    The lack of a domain alarms me.

    The fact they are using a trading-as name from a UK Limited company alarms me.

    Anything else that you alarm me?
  2. isa53359

    isa53359 New Member

    It`s not accredited

  3. DavidToppingUK

    DavidToppingUK New Member

    Is it still legally allowed to operate like this from within the UK?

    The company behind it is UK setup, owned and manned.
  4. isa53359

    isa53359 New Member

    I Don`t know, maybe is legally to operate in UK, but is not accredited. That the principal fact. You can also print yourself a Diploma, it`s the same.

    It´s a UK Limited Company. I can not find this Uni at or or

    Bailey Data Ltd.

    Trading as:
    The Regal Academic College of London

    Registrant type:
    UK Limited Company, (Company number: 4770683)

    Registrant's address:
    Ground & Lower Ground Floor (North Side)
    100 Christian Street
    E1 1RS

  5. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Stay AWAY from this mess. :)
  6. MikeB

    MikeB New Member

    Does not look like they are on the DFES web site.

    Looks unofficial to me.
  7. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Many make a mistake by ignoring qsa qualifications and accreditations

    If their claim to be accredited by BCS is correct and I will address this claim later in the post then BCS accredited schools allowed to award NVQ level 4 . level 5 and level 6 diplomas - at academic equivalents of Foundation AS degree, BS and up to Post graduate certificate level 6.

    Now there is Regal International College accredited by BCS and they do award qualifications that are accredited in IT.

    The problem with this Regal is that they are not listed at BCS web site as BCS accredited.

    Accredited course providers
    A list of BCS Professional Examinations accredited course providers.

    BCS accredited course providers have not only made a commitment to a BCS code of practice but have also had the courses specified in the list below successfully assessed by BCS examiners.

    Applications for accreditation are welcomed from course providers throughout the world and from distance learning providers. Course provider guide

    ABRS International Information & Technology
    Hong Kong

    Boston College of London


    IDM Computer Studies (Pvt) Ltd.
    Sri Lanka

    International Training Institute
    Papua New Guinea

    London School of Management

    Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)

    Regal International College

    Southampton Solent University (formerly Southampton Institute)

    Westminster College of Computing (UK)

    Williams College

    Here is what Regal International is Accredited by BCS to provide

    Regal International College
    Contact Details

    542b High Road
    HA0 2AA

    Tel: +44 (0)208 795 5335
    Fax: +44 (0)208 7955225
    Email: [email protected]
    Contact: Mr Niro Nirmalan MBCS; Mr S. Sivakumar BSc. (Hons)

    Course Details

    Mode: Full time
    Start Dates: Flexible intake

    Modules Offered

    Certificate (BCS Level 4 Certificate in IT): Computer & Network Technology, Information Systems, Software Development.

    Diploma (BCS Level 5 Diploma in IT): Computer Networks, Database Systems, IT Service Management, Professional Issues in Information Systems Practice, The Internet and World Wide Web

    Professional Graduate Diploma (BCS Level 6 Professional Graduate Diploma in IT): Advanced Database Management Systems, Computer Services Management, Network Information Systems, User Interface Design, World Wide Web - Beyond the Basics.

    NCS is Royal Chartered Engineering Institution of Systems and IT Professionals they are also licensed by EC UK enabling qualified members to register as CEng and IEng.

    Now the mentioned above Regal is NOT on BCS list as ACCREDITED schools and possibly misrepresenting the claim for accreditation.

    Now I'm not sure if Dfes lists QSA accredited qualifications that are of academic value.

    City and Guilds Sr awards are not listed on Defes site but they are recognized awards with academic equivalency.

    I couldn't validate this entety other claims of accreditation as well they may be completly fake.


    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 1, 2006
  8. isa53359

    isa53359 New Member

    Sorry Lerner, but the Regal International College ist not the same with the Regal Academic College of London. The question from user DavidToppingUK was about the Regal Academic College of London, this College is not accredited.
  9. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    If you read my post you will see that thats what I say.

    But I didn't simply dismissed it as fake I olso provided info about BCS accredited colleges that are not fake and may not be listed with the DFES web site as a post before mine states.

    My post exposes it for claiming BCS accreditation.
    I provided a list from BCS web site and its not listed there.

    Re read my reply and you will get the picture.

    Not only this college is unaccredited but what I point to is that they don't have the accreditation they claim.

    What I also pointed is to DEFES not having City and Guilds listed on their site and that DEFES listing is not the only indicator.

    Hope this helps.

  10. isa53359

    isa53359 New Member

Share This Page