Accreditation and awards

About Committee for Private Education (CPE) 

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. The CPE is supported by a team of dedicated staff from SSG to regulate the sector, provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.

EduTrust and the British Council

EduTrust is the quality assurance framework that is designed to differentiate the high quality education providers from within Singapore's private education industry.

The British Council (Singapore) Limited was awarded the coveted 4-year EduTrust accreditation in April 2011. We were reawarded for another four years in May 2015. Awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), the EduTrust mark is only awarded to Private Education Institutes who have distinguished themselves in having higher standards in management and provision of educational services.

The EduTrust framework comprises six major components:

  1. Management commitment and responsibilities
  2. Corporate governance and administration
  3. External recruitment agents
  4. Student protection and support services
  5. Academic processes and assessment of students
  6. Quality assurance, monitoring and results

The British Council (Singapore) Limited recognises the importance the EduTrust framework and all legislations enacted by the Council for Private Education.

Enhanced Registration Framework

ERF registration number: 201202363R
Validity period: 17/03/2015 - 16/03/2019


Certificate number: EDU-2-2018
Validity period: 21/05/2015 - 20/05/2019


The British Council (Singapore) Limited has been a TrustSg, BusinessTrust and ConsumerTrust accredited organisation since 4 February 2005. We are compliant with the BusinessTrust code of practice.


We were accredited as a ConsumerTrust business on 4 February 2005. Consumer Trust aims to encourage best business practices by merchants and to assist consumers in identifying merchants they can trust.


We have been on the BusinessTrust Global Reliability Programme since 4 February 2005. The programme serves to provide assurance for buyers and sellers engaging in B2B transactions.

Legal name British Council (Singapore) Limited
Company registration UEN 201202363R
Charity number 0768
Goods and Services Tax (GST) Registration number M400025002
Place of registration Singapore

Customers may refer their complaints to the BusinessTrust Secretariat if they are not satisfied with the resolution of their complaints.

Mr Ramesh Vakkiprath
BusinessTrust Secretariat
29 Tai Seng Avenue
#06-04B Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub
Singapore 534119