Private Education Act
The Private Education Act was gazetted in October 2009 by the Singapore Government and the Council for Private Education (CPE) was established to regulate the private education industry more effectively and promote best practices so as to improve quality standards. These included the mandatory registration of all private institutions, courses and faculty members with the Council under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) and the quality assurance framework, known as the EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust).
In 2010, Stansfield College was awarded the coveted Edutrust certification which is awarded to a select group of private education organisations for sustaining and attaining greater heights in their excellence journey particularly in the key areas of management, academic delivery and student welfare standards. The Edutrust certification is a prerequisite for private education organisations that admit international students who require student visas from the Singapore immigration and checkpoints authority (ICA). Under the certification requirements, institutions must adopt a fee protection scheme and provide medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment with appointed insurance providers for its students for the duration of their study.
Stansfield College is a full 4 year Edutrust certified institution and have been audited and certified by CPE as having satisfied the stringent requirements of the Council of Private Education (CPE) of Singapore.
This certification scheme assesses institutions in the following 6 areas:
- Management commitment & responsibilities
- Corporate governance & administration
- External recruitment agents
- Student protection & support services
- Academic processes & assessment of students; and
- Quality assurance, monitoring & results