Accreditations and partnerships

As part of our commitment to excellence in teaching and continual quality improvement in the content we deliver on our courses, Arden University courses have achieved accreditation and certification from many of the UK’s most recognised and respected professional industry bodies.


Arden University degree courses are accredited by the following professional organisations

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The ACCA is a powerful global presence within the accounting profession, inspiring its members and students towards greater career success. 

The organisation opens doors to sought-after finance opportunities across the globe, helping its members stand out to employers as well as connect with a diverse body of over 219,000 members in 179 countries

The Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA)

The APHEA is a leading association of public health in the EU, and is committed to assuring and improving the quality of educational activities and training across the globe. Validation by the APHEA is recognised throughout the public health sector, providing increased recognition and employment opportunities both at home and internationally.

The Association for Project Management (APM)

The APM is committed to developing project management excellence, as well as to providing its members with a progressive structure for growing their knowledge, skills, and careers. The association has more than 30,000 members and 500 organisations participating in its partnership programmes.

The British Psychological Society (BPS)

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The society is responsible for the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good, setting high standards for education, research, and ethical practice.

BPS accreditation and membership provides eligibility for Graduate Basis Chartered Membership, a prerequisite for studying various postgraduate courses or becoming a fully Chartered Psychologist.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

The CILT is the leading international voice for logistics, supply chain, and transport both within and outside the profession, delivering career development and networking opportunities to its members.

The CILT is passionate about education and provides a number of useful membership services. The institute has a presence in over 30 countries worldwide, influencing and shaping government policy across diverse economies, and providing education and training at all levels and in all sectors.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The CIM is the world’s largest organisation for professional marketers and plays a key role in setting industry standards.

The CIM helps and supports its members at every stage of their marketing careers, with a focus on providing the ‘4Cs’ of CIM membership: career, capability, community, and content. The organisation helps members develop marketing skills while keeping them informed about industry developments and employment opportunities across the sector.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA provides continuing professional development services, funds academic research, develops thought leadership, monitors professional standards in the accountancy sector, and supports lifelong learning for its members.

The organisation is committed to producing confident and competent professionals who will be the future accounting leaders of tomorrow.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body which sets the industry standards for human resource management and people development, and the only institute in the world that awards Chartered status to HR practitioners.

CIPD qualification provides real-world insight into the HR world, helping its members enhance their skills and professionalism and drive their career forward. 

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

CIPS is a UK-based global professional body which aims to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability, and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management.

CIPS is also committed to the promotion of good practice across the industry, and provides highly beneficial networking opportunities across a global network to its membership of more than 100,000 individuals.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The CMI promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development in the management sector and connect its members with like-minded professionals.

The CMI is the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to its members - the gold standard of management. They’re also active in business policy-making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision-making.

Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)

Highly acclaimed and globally recognised across the digital marketing sector, the DMI is the gold standard in digital marketing certification and works to support today’s marketers in achieving their full professional potential. 

The DMI partners with leading brands such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and LinkedIn to build a framework that bridges the digital skills gap, ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date and meets the real employability needs of the digital marketing industry.

The Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

The IHSCM is the leading membership organisation for managers and leaders in the health and social care sector both in the UK and across the globe. The institute aims to create a supportive professional body that is relevant and modern in its approach, and to provide opportunities for its members to connect and grow their skills and profession.

The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)

The ITT is the only membership organisation for travel and tourism professionals, suppliers, educators, and students across all sectors of the tourism sector. The Institute’s main function is to elevate professional standards in the travel industry and to provide tourism organisations and professionals with support and guidance. 

The ITT maintains these standards through continued personal development and training. It also provides regular UK-based events, careers advice, and information and support services for professionals throughout their career in travel and tourism.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

The SRA regulates all solicitors in England and Wales along with registered European and foreign lawyers, solely accrediting solicitor’s who meet the highest standards.

SRA accreditation is a prerequisite to working as a solicitor within England and Wales, and sets the competence standards and regulations upon which solicitors in the UK must practice, including continuous learning and development to keep their skills current.

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

The TMI is the professional organisation for anyone working in tourism destination management, supporting professionals who promote and develop destinations across the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The TMI supports professionals throughout their careers by providing opportunities for professional networking and sharing knowledge and expertise in destination management.

Arden University also works with the following organisations

Business Graduates Association (BGA)

Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practises and lifelong learning.

Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘leaders never stop learning’.

Skills for Care

Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of health and social care learning at Arden University.

EducationInvestor winner 2020

#1 Education Business of the Year 2020

Arden University was named number one education business in the 2020 Education Investor Awards in recognition of their continued commitment to students globally.