asked Her Majesty's Government:
What educational advice they use from (a) departments, and (b) elsewhere when deciding whether to approve and accredit agencies, courses and qualifications in connection with applications for British citizenship and indefinite leave to remain.
The UK Border Agency does not itself accredit agencies, courses or qualifications. In devising its policies and procedures in connection with British citizenship and indefinite leave to remain it sought and accepted advice from the former Department for Education and Skills that it should accept only ESOL Skills for Life certificates from awarding bodies accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. It continues to liaise closely with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on the provision of language training for migrants.