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More than 50 plus FE Colleges and 3 University Tier 4 licence suspended

A recent investigation from UKVI produced 50+ institute’s Tier 4 licence suspended  including Glyndwr University, London School of Business & finance (LSBF), University of Bedfordshire, London School of Marketing (LSM) and many more.

Home office recent investigation on ETS has uncovered more than 29,000 invalid and 19,000 questionable results of ETS tests taken in 2012 and 2013.

  In addition, we have suspended the licences of 57 private further education colleges, a list of which I will place in the Library of the House. We have told a further two universities – the University of Bedfordshire and the University of West London – that they are no longer allowed to sponsor new students pending further investigations which will decide whether they too should be suspended.

 the Minister for Immigration and Security James Brokenshire

List of suspended college Today: Please bookmark this page for more update.

  • London School of Business & Finance (LSBF)
  • Glyndwr University
  • London School of Marketing (LSM)
  • Blake Hall College
  • London School of Technology (LST)
  • South London College
  • UK Business Academy
  • Stanfords College UK
  • Empress College of London

We will keep adding this list whenever we get confirmation of any new college. So keep checking this space. Click here to see full 58 Tier 4 HTS college & University suspension list

If you have any questions regarding your college or University please leave a comment here. We will reply and discuss more about this issue. Source: The Pie News & UKVI.

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126 comments… add one
  • Ben
    June 25, 2014, 11:18 pm Reply

    Colleges touting for business:

    This site, whilst useful, should not allow colleges such as the London School of Business and Management (LSBM) above to ‘advertise’.

    UKVI are targeting ALL private colleges and rightly so. Any student in trouble would be better served to contact a publically funded institution to seek admission and it is here that students have greater protection.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT HAND OVER MONEY TO AGENTS / SOLICITORS WHO SEEM TO QUICK TO OFFER A SOLUTION. TAKE CARE GUYS AND GOOD LUCK! STAY AWAY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLEGES – THEY ARE USUALLY RUN BY NON-ACADEMIC BUSINESS MEN.

  • Prashanth
    June 25, 2014, 11:23 pm Reply

    Hi, one of my friend is student of LSBF. He is in 3yrs course. He finished his 1st semister. My question is he went to Paris tour for holidays. Is there any problem in immigration while he will comeback . He is going to come back on this Sunday .

  • Prashanth
    June 25, 2014, 11:24 pm Reply

    Hi, one of my friend is student of LSBF. He is in 3yrs course. He finished his 1st semister. My question is he went to Paris tour for holidays. Is there any problem in immigration while he will comeback . He is going to come back on this Sunday .

    • admin
      June 26, 2014, 12:29 am Reply

      It depends to be honest. Situation sometimes might not even go in favour. So hope for the best. Thanks.

      Admin

  • Shahnawaz Khan
    June 26, 2014, 12:14 am Reply

    Guys Please don’t panic its just a suspension from UKBA as they are investigating these colleges and universities. We all should be aware of the fact that they are altogether 60 colleges and universities not 2 or 3 which they can revoke easily.
    The reason for suspension is TOEIC Test investigation which revealed that around 45000 certificates were bought by bogus students. They cant blame these colleges or universities and genioun students for the wrong doing of ETS and bogus students who paid the money to get these bogus English certificates. My college queensbury is also in the list but to be honest they are very strict in fulfilling their sponsor activities weather its about admission, attendance,classes or exams. They are very strict and i have never seen college admin doing anything wrong so i have full confidence that they will be back in list again insALLAH.

  • Krishnamurthy
    June 26, 2014, 6:34 am Reply

    Hi. I applied to university of Bedfordshire for September 2014 intake. Will I able to get visa? Should I proceed further?

  • Sabz
    June 26, 2014, 11:44 am Reply

    Hi I started my MBA beginning of June 2014 and paid my international tuition fees in one of the suspended college. My visa is being processed at the moment for extention. I just saw this news, Will my visa be rejected now because of this suspension and investigation ? What will happen to the thousand of pounds paid to them? I’m so worried about what’s going to happen to the students who are genuine?

    • admin
      June 26, 2014, 7:19 pm Reply

      Hi Sabz

      For the time being your application will be help until UKVI investigation continues. Once the college finally get a result only then UKVI or HO will take action to process of the application.

      By the mean time click here if you want to know where to make complain against UK college & university.

  • Nirav Shah
    June 26, 2014, 12:48 pm Reply

    I have applied for CIMA course in Finance and Business Training ( LSBF ) Birmingham Campus. It was highly trusted college when I applied for the VISA. I am in India now. I have applied for student Visa under tier 4 General Student on 19th May 2014. My college was FBT which was highly trusted college. I got refusal from UKVI on 18th June 2014. I was thinking to do review against this decision. But, Now as college is suspended I am not to sure what to do. Can I still go for the review? because I contacted to the college and they are saying that college will come back soon so go for the review the UKVI will hold your application till the college will come back again on that previus status of Highly trusted.
    I am confuse now. Please help me in this. Even, I have herd that FBt (LSBF) college’s refund policy is very strict. I have paid 5400 GBP to the college and I am worried about this money. If any one can help me then please mail me on nirav589@gmail.com or call me on 0091 7818888105.
    Please reply ASAP.
    Regards,
    Nirav Shah.

    • Abid
      June 27, 2014, 8:33 am Reply

      Hi shah
      i am Abid from pakistan i also got cas from FBT birmingham and i submitted my visa application on 23rd June 2014 . My interview will be on 30 june at british high commision islamabad. Plz give ur advise regarding my visa application . I also selected cima course.
      Here is my contact detail
      abad55555@gmail.com
      +923025484530

  • Sandy
    June 26, 2014, 2:09 pm Reply

    Congratulations to the HO for acting to close down these sham colleges. Their directors should be fined and send back to the 3rd world, where they belong.

    • Shahnawaz Khan
      June 26, 2014, 7:26 pm Reply

      Sandy! your pathetic comments show how ignorant you are, you have no idea about the situation and you act like you know everything HO is doing. IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THESE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO CHECK IF SOMEONE HAS PAID FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES. IT IS JOB OF HOME OFFICE TO CHECK ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROVIDERS.
      First update yourself with immigration laws and then come and comment here.

    • Bucktooth
      June 26, 2014, 10:28 pm Reply

      Sandy – Don’t you mean ‘sent’ back?

      Maybe you should have got a test from ETS!

      • Sandy
        June 27, 2014, 9:22 pm Reply

        Damn right! It must be all this Hindlish I hear around me – it’s catching, innit, mon?!

  • Melina
    June 26, 2014, 8:19 pm Reply

    Just want to let you know that Sunderland University and LSC (Cardiff Metropolitan University)have stopped issuing CAS letter as they are also undergoing investigation.So for the time being, please don’t enrol there until further updates.

    • Harvey
      July 25, 2016, 5:32 pm Reply

      Do you know what happened in terms of these investigations? Know it was a few years ago but hadn’t even realised

  • Anjana
    June 26, 2014, 8:58 pm Reply

    Hi there I just want to ask in this situation my sister is going apply the visa for level 5 in the college i have no idea is college can sponser to new student or not because college said they can give the cas letter and she can apply but I have read that home office website college can’t bring any new student.

  • English correction
    June 26, 2014, 10:07 pm Reply

    Sandy – don’t you mean ‘sent’ back?

    Perhaps you should sit an ETS exam!!!

  • jamil
    June 26, 2014, 10:19 pm Reply

    hi i am a student of bedfordshire university i am doing msc i got my visa last week 17-06-2014. now i want to apply a dependent visa for my wife from pakistan. is there any problem in her visa to be affected with this investigation? please reply me…..

  • Krishna
    June 27, 2014, 12:41 am Reply

    Hii
    My friend is currently studying n recently suspended university.she s completed her first sem. Any problem for her future studies in the same university
    Regards
    Krish

  • Muhammad
    June 27, 2014, 2:21 pm Reply

    I am doing online MBA degree from Lsm and unfortunately the college is suspended. I am just about to submit my dissertation,so I am not sure should I go for it or not as the degree is going to be awarded by anglia ruskin university. Admin any idea??

    • admin
      June 27, 2014, 2:56 pm Reply

      Of course your degree will be awarded by Anglia Ruskin University if you fulfill the academic requirements no matter college suspended or not.

      Many Thanks.
      Admin

  • Zahir Uddin
    June 27, 2014, 4:08 pm Reply

    Home office, UKBA, UKVI, QAA & Private colleges, Uni all knew about irregularities in English Test, Academic progression, illegal working but they only react when something happen like BBC, ITV’s special undercover programme.

    And guess what! Officials (MP’s, PM, Principals) then try so hard to be genuine and spread some educational quotes to the media and show off their activities.

    Then who’s the victim!!! Yes, of course we bloody International Students . Because you don’t find the college owner, or MP’s or UKBA or UKVI then. They all in a single row again and blame us.

  • akhtar
    June 27, 2014, 4:26 pm Reply

    Hi,
    I heard a news about university of Sunderland, London campus. Is it true that they suspend license for London campus.

    • admin
      June 27, 2014, 5:01 pm Reply

      University of Sunderland is Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor. They are not suspended. Thanks.

  • hoq
    June 28, 2014, 3:35 pm Reply

    My college is gone for toiec issue. College authority is very confident that they will get suspension order withdrawn as they r going for legal actions.how long it may take in legal process? Thanks

    • admin
      June 28, 2014, 3:37 pm Reply

      It depends. Usually 4-6 weeks times but sometimes more than that or sometimes earlier than expected. So hope for the best and keep continue your study. Thanks.

  • KAZI SHAMMI
    July 1, 2014, 6:51 am Reply

    HI , I HAVE APPLIED CIMA COURSE IN LSBF , LONDON CAMPUS . I ALREADY PAID COLLEGE TUITION FEES . ALSO FACE INTERVIEW FOR VISA IN 18/06/2014.BUT I NOT FOUND ANY RESULT NOW .WHEN I GOT MY RESULT PLEASE INFORM ME AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE .WHEN LSBF COLLEGE WILL COME BACK ?I M VERY WORRIED ABOUT MY MONEY AND APPLIED MY VISA. PLEASE INFORM ME ADMIN HOW CAN I SOLVE MY PROBLEM . WAITING UR REPLY .

    YOUR REGARD
    KAZI SHAMMI

    • KAZI SHAMMI
      July 1, 2014, 6:54 am Reply

      PLEASE INFORM ME MY RESULT.

  • Sabz
    July 2, 2014, 6:52 pm Reply

    Hi I recently got admission in London school of marketing and have sent my documents for visa extension. I paid half my tuition fees and the rest is due today. After reading the recent news of the College being suspended I’m worried, if I’ll get my fees back in case the College is revoked? I’m asked to continue as normal and pay my fees, but I’m concerned about what will happen. Please can you advice. I’ll be very grateful

    • abdul
      May 11, 2015, 3:49 am Reply

      hi sabz do you have any information about the current situation of london school of marketing. is their license revoked or they still running. thanks

  • Aahana
    July 3, 2014, 7:41 pm Reply

    Can anyone say me how is BPP university for ACCA? Is it safe to apply?

  • kazi shammi
    July 4, 2014, 1:09 pm Reply

    dear admin
    please replay my answer. i m waiting your answer.
    your regard
    kazi shammi

  • abid
    July 6, 2014, 6:30 pm Reply

    Hi Admin.
    can you tell me about FBT status now.

  • Frank Fisher
    July 6, 2014, 7:03 pm Reply

    College’s Principal like LSBM should be banned in this forum. They are not closed by UKVI yet.They don’t have any physical building of college and rent space from Birb University of London. Wait for LSBF to come back and take admission there.LSBM shame on you shame on you .unethical way of promoting your school.

  • Sid Humi
    July 6, 2014, 7:48 pm Reply

    Hi
    is UK college of arts and technology manchester will come back or revok?

  • Mital Patel
    July 8, 2014, 1:03 pm Reply

    I got my cas letter but university of Bedford told me I m not apply for visa becoz audit is start. So when finish audit and university of bedfor is sepended

    • admin
      July 10, 2014, 8:04 pm Reply

      Please contact your University regarding this issue. Thanks.

  • mian
    July 8, 2014, 2:28 pm Reply

    Hi,
    I am student of university of bedfordshire please tell me anbody what is the future of university of bedfordshire.

  • abid
    July 9, 2014, 5:48 pm Reply

    Hi kazi shammi.
    I am also suffering wd same kind of situation.do contact me .
    abad55555@gmail.com
    +923025484530

  • Dee Motuzaite
    July 11, 2014, 11:15 pm Reply

    Hello there, I’d be deeply thankful if you could provide a valid answer to my situation.
    I’ve had got my visa on level 8 for 18months course (Based on Level 7 degree done in the UK from University) which is finishing by this month and my visa is valid till Oct 2014, I was transferred to College to East London from my previous college(London college of computing & management science) in mid-term in Aug 2013. Therefore my point of concern is will I be okay till my visa finish ? Or should I need to take new admission or is there any chances of worrying about my Visa situation ?
    Any suggestions are most welcome.

    Thanks

  • vijin
    July 15, 2014, 8:52 am Reply

    Hi. I applied to university of Bedfordshire for September 2014 intake. Will I able to get visa? Should I proceed further?

    • chirag kikani
      August 6, 2014, 8:56 pm Reply

      hi vijin i have also same kind of problem can you plz concat me on my email id is : chirag_1891@yahoo.com
      call number : +919725162281

  • Tahmima
    July 26, 2014, 8:18 pm Reply

    I M the student of Glyndwr university London campus. I am an MBA student with pre-masters, my university allready suspended, university authority can’t give me invitation letter for my dependent.how I apply for my dependent.

  • KAZI SHAMMI
    August 16, 2014, 2:16 pm Reply

    HI ABID
    I ALSO DONT KNOW WHEN LSBF COLLEGE COME BACK TO SUSPENDED LIST ? IF ANY ONE KNOWN PLEASE INFORM US AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE .
    THANKS
    KAZI SHAMMI

  • Attaullah shah
    August 19, 2014, 1:02 pm Reply

    Hi

    I recently got admission in lsbf for cima course.my case letter issuing date (12june 2014) and sent my documents for uk visa to immigration office on16 june. 2014.and given fedix interview.i payed my full fee(2780)pound.

    admin plz tell me now what shuould I do I worried about my money and my future plzzz tell me when lsbf will be listed?? or we refused?? or we accepted for this course when college shall be listed????

    my contact number..
    +923129430499
    or
    attashah43@yahoo.com

  • goldy
    August 24, 2014, 10:42 pm Reply

    IS LSAS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED?

    • admin
      August 25, 2014, 1:39 pm Reply

      London School of Advanced Studies (LSAS) is suspended so far, not revoked yet.

  • sarv
    August 24, 2014, 11:15 pm Reply

    hi
    what’s the status of college lsas at present.
    reply -n my email- gkrock111@gmail.com

  • Tahir
    August 31, 2014, 4:56 am Reply

    Hi, Admin what about the Lea Valley College London is suspended or revoked can you confirm me please Many thanks

  • ameer
    September 6, 2014, 4:59 pm Reply

    Tell me plzz what is the current status of london school of advance studies??? (Lsas)

  • Shakil
    November 16, 2014, 10:50 am Reply

    Hi Admin, just wanted to confirm if there are any issues to do a distant learning MSc course (MSc in Engineering Management)from Singapore under ‘University of Sunderland'(UOS)Will be grateful if you could let me know if it is having any sort of ban which can hamper my MSc course validity.

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