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What is Edu Trust?

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EduTrust is a voluntary certification scheme for private education institutions (PEIs) in Singapore. A private education institution is awarded EduTrust certification if it has achieved the stipulated standards in the areas of:

  • Management of the school
  • Provision of educational services
  • Financial health

Who Administers EduTrust

The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE), a statutory board that was formed in 2009 to regulate, develop and raise quality standards in the private education sector.

Is edutrust certification mandatory for all private education institutions?

All private education institutions which enrol international students must be EduTrust-certified. This is to meet one of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s prerequisites for the issue of Student Passes.

Benefit of Quality Assurance

Benefit of Quality Assurance if You Choose to Study in an EduTrust-certified Private Education Institution

An EduTrust-certified private education institution is one that has been assessed by the Council for Private Education and found to have attained the stipulated standards for the following criteria:

Academic Processes

  • The private education institution has processes in place to ensure that the courses it offers are of high quality, and meets the needs and expectations of its students and the industry.

Assessment of Students

  • The private education institution monitors the progress of its students by using the most appropriate methods of assessment to achieve the desired course outcomes.

Recruitment of Teaching Staff

  • The private education institution selects and recruits the most appropriate teaching staff todeliver the courses to achieve its educational goals.

Student Welfare and Support Services

The private education institution:

  • Provides support services to meet the needs of its students
  • Creates a conducive environment for students to focus on their academic studies
  • Provides compulsory medical insurance coverage to cover all the students for hospitalisation throughout their course duration.

Resources and Facilities

  • The private education institution manages its resources, facilities, infrastructure and environment optimally to support its educational goals and provide for continual improvementand growth

Student Welfare and Support Services

The private education institution:

  • Provides support services to meet the needs of its students
  • Creates a conducive environment for students to focus on their academic studies
  • Provides compulsory medical insurance coverage to cover all the students for hospitalisation throughout their course duration.

Student Protection

The private education institution:

  • Provides student protection through clear and transparent contracts between the private education institution and the student.
  • Sets clear and fair refund policies for transfers and withdrawals; and Provides for the protection of students fees through the Fee Protection Scheme (escrow bank account or insurance scheme).

Financial Health

 

  • The private education institution maintains a reasonable financial health and credit. 

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