About British Study Centres
Our mission statement is to provide a creative, rewarding and successful learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Simon Cleaver, Chairman Joseph Cleaver, Founder
In the early 1970's, the Company, now run by Joseph's sons, James and Thomas, began to focus on 'face-to-face' tuition with the establishment of vocational colleges, West London College in London's West End, St Aldates College in Oxford and Hove College in Brighton.
British Study Centres is accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and is a member of both English UK and ALTO (the Association of Language Travel Organisations). In addition, British Study Centres London is registered as a Tier 4 Sponsor by the UK Visas and Immigration.
The Hotcourses Foundation
Our objective is to make a measurable, tangible difference to the lives of children in some of the poorest parts of the world. Initially we have focused on AIDS-orphans in Kenya, providing money to fund their education and provide school uniforms and related resources. The Hotcourses Foundation is particularly proud of the primary school it built in Kitui, eastern Kenya, which came top in recent assessments of schools in the area. We are now building our second school in the region.