Quality English partners with agency associations

09 September, 2015

The Quality English brand of language schools and its sister brand for independent colleges, Quality Education, have signed a series of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with national agency associations of Brazil, France, Italy, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Five agency associations signed an MoU with Quality English/Quality Education last week. Pictured Belta's Maura Leão with QE's Carolyn Blackmore. Credit - Chris Renton.

The purpose of the MoUs is to promote and strengthen cooperation, coordination and support between Quality English (QE)/Quality Education (QEd) and the agency associations: Belta (Brazil), Unosel (France), Ialca (Italy), KAEA (Kazakhstan) and Area (Russia).

The MoUs were signed in a special ceremony on the side lines of the annual meetings of the Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (Felca) and the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations (Gaela), which took place prior to the StudyTravel Alphe UK Conference last week.

As part of the agreements, the agency associations will promote QE/QEd schools “as organisations upholding similar quality standards” that the agents aspire to; use QE/QEd logos where possible in promotional materials, and recommend that member agencies become Quality English partner agents.

Similarly, QE/QEd will promote the associations as partners on its websites, include agency association logos on promotional materials where possible and recommend the associations and their members to schools.

Commenting on the development of the partnerships, Carolyn Blackmore, Chief Executive of QE/QEd, said, “We work very closely with all the agency associations through our regular outbound missions and that way our relationships have grown.

“The associations are very supportive of our work and encourage their members to work with us because they can see the advantages of working with our schools. Likewise, we support their associations and recommend that agencies apply to join. We always give the associations the opportunity to make a presentation at our missions.”

The series of MoUs add to an earlier signed agreement with the pan-European agency association EAQA, which also attended the signing ceremony.   

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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