BIEA member accreditation system

BIEA offers two major member certification systems through the E-League and S-League programs. After reaching the membership standard that BIEA requires and becoming a member of the programmes, the member will be awarded by BIEA with its quality mark. BIEA maintains member quality control through annual inspections to ensure that member accreditation mechanism standards are met.

Overseas teacher study tours

Overseas teacher study tours

BIEA provides opportunities for early-years and STEM teachers, managers and investors to visit the UK and see some leading examples of British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in practice.

BIEA staff will organise and plan travel and accommodation, as well as accompanying visitors on the trip from the moment they arrive. Visitors will view handpicked examples of exceptional quality EYFS and STEM education practice at both state and independent institutions. Guests will receive intensive training workshops by outstanding EYFS and STEM practitioners as well as guided tours.

Throughout their visit, overseas guests will experience what EYFS and STEM education is like in the UK as well as being able to travel both within and outside of London. Guests can make the most of their trip with cultural activities and sightseeing at the end of the visit and bring back all that they have learned to their staff and home countries.

Highlight of UK Teachers Study Tour in Summer 2018:

CPD training

CPD training

According to British regulations, all professionals (lawyers, doctors, teachers, principals, engineers, etc.) must attend a certain number of CPD courses per year and obtain a CPD certificate.

Through professional CPD training courses, large numbers of education practitioners can update industry skills, broaden their horizons, solve bottlenecks encountered in career development and boost the competitiveness of their CVs. This training has the potential to open up a broader and more fruitful career path.

In 2017, BIEA independently developed the UK International Education Training Course. This officially approved course provides opportunities for practitioners around the world to learn and understand British approaches to education. BIEA are currently the only UK-based institution to focus exclusively on British international education CPD training outside the UK.

Benefits of the course include:
a) Instruction by experts
b) Curriculum designed by British education and training experts, combining the needs of different overseas markets. All courses are CPD certified.
c) Each trainee who participates in BIEA training can obtain a CPD UK International Education Professional Development (Principals/Directors, Other Managers, Teachers) certificate upon completion.
d) Workshops are integrated with the courses and contain idea exchanges and face-to-face interaction with British teachers.
e) Broad range of content from basic principles to latest hot topics and trends.
f) UK study tour to visit UK nurseries and opportunities to observe classrooms, giving trainees practical experience.
g) The certificate holder can assist their home organisation to obtain BIEA E-League and S-League accreditation.



STEM League (S-League) aims to serve international organisations or schools located outside the UK to provide a platform to offer them the best British STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. S-League will bring its members the best STEM resources, products, support and services and fully supports the British STEM education development of its members.

If an institution has become a member and has gained the accreditation this means that BIEA recognises the institution for its high-quality teaching that follows the British model. BIEA will ensure member quality control through annual inspections.

Members can gain access to exclusive STEM resources in the S-member marketplace where we provide professional STEM education learning resources and guidance. BIEA has close ties with many STEM experts and partners in the UK, providing STEM education consulting services and helpful and informative resources such as professional curriculum framework building guidance and teaching aids. These serves and resources have all been reviewed by BIEA.

S-League also provides Continual Professional Development (CPD training), taught by top-tier STEM experts. Members will receive CPD certificates after each training course or session they undertake. BIEA also provides opportunities for educational practitioners from overseas to participate in a UK study tour, which allows them to conduct STEM education visits in the field and communicate face-to-face with top-tier STEM experts.



What is E-League?

BIEA Early Years League (E-League) is an international alliance dedicated for overseas education practitioners and organisations who wish to provide the best British early years education (0-5 years old) and adopt the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to enable children and parents to experience high quality education.

What does E-League offer?

E-League’s essence is based on the British EYFS concept, which provides five core supports for the development of its members.

1. Comprehensive bilingual EYFS support materials

BIEA provides members with a set of bilingual Early Years Foundation Stage Framework support materials which include practice guidance manuals covering a range of topics, the EYFS statutory framework and examples of best practice. The materials are translated to the national language of the host country the member is operating in and enables the effective delivery of the EYFS in an international context.

2. Authentic EYFS education training

BIEA is the leading CPD certification body in the UK with qualifications in providing overseas international early years education vocational training. It has an exclusive teaching and training base in the UK, providing a series of trainings for early years education practitioners worldwide and guarantees that they are taught by first-tier teachers and leaders of education.

3. British experts to visit the nurseries to provide guidance

E-League consults with and employs only the best international EYFS experts to provide members with on-going tailored support to enable them to effectively run a nursery overseas. BIEA experts quality review the impact of teaching and learning on children’s outcomes and provide suggestions and guidance to ensure the nursery is delivering the EYFS to high standards.

4. A convenient E-marketplace

To support members find products and resources while teaching overseas, BIEA has gathered the resources of well-known educational companies worldwide. The E-marketplace provides member access to a range of discounts and offers from companies who provide resources to support the implementation of the EYFS.

5. Authoritative E-League Quality (ELQ) accreditation 

Schools and nurseries delivering the EYFS curriculum overseas can work towards an internationally recognised accreditation from BIEA. The accreditation is a quality Kitemark endorsement that the organisation is delivering the EYFS to British Education Standards. The ELQ Standards Framework has been developed through consultation within organisations delivering the EYFS in an international context and accredits against Four Core Principles: Education Programme, Inclusion, Organisation and Children’s Well-Being. With the BIEA’s ELQ Accreditation, nurseries and schools can reassure parents and instil confidence to parents that they have made the right choice and that their young child will experience the best possible British education.

What problems can E-League solve?

Academic issues – Guided by UK’s Top Early Years Education Experts

Teacher training issues – Solved by joining the EYFS Training Courses

Practical problems in running a nursery – Provide demonstration and guidance in operating a nursery or school overseas

Teaching support issues – Access to the most comprehensive E-member marketplace

Recognition problem- ELQ accreditation verifies the organisation is delivering the EYFS to a high standard

How to join E-League?

E-league has a number of different membership options depending on the country of the organisation and the type of support required.

For more information about the ELQ accreditation, please click here





CPD Training

Overseas teacher study tours


Become a BIEA training centre

Become a BIEA training centre


BIEA Training Centre/base is a collaboration between BIEA and nurseries or schools. Overseas teachers who are on BIEA training courses can spend time observing schools and gain valuable hands-on experience with UK teachers as their mentors. The benefits to schools are:

  • Raise a school’s overseas profile (we have news feeds of teachers experience), the teacher trainees actively publicise their visit to their home connections.
  • Rewarding for staff in the schools to partner with teachers from other countries, sharing best practice.
  • Reciprocal visit to overseas nurseries or schools.

How to join – register interest by emailing us at

Overseas teachers in the UK

Overseas teachers in the UK

The UK has a reputation for excellence in education, and it has always been an attractive place for overseas teachers. Today, with the rising importance of Mandarin Chinese as a skill to have in the global economy, opportunities for Chinese teachers have grown significantly in recent years with a high demand for Mandarin teachers to work in UK schools. Our close links with teaching organisations within China can find top-tier individuals to work in the UK.

There are also opportunities for Chinese teachers to immerse themselves in the UK education sector and to familiarise themselves with British best practice before returning to China.
As the UK has a severe shortage of science teachers, oversea teachers with the right qualification and experience are in high demand.
Please register your interest by submitting your CV to

Teaching in China

Teaching in China


To provide teachers with a structured, effective approach to transitioning to delivering education in China, BIEA runs an ‘Introduction to China for Teachers’ session every two months in our London office. This aims to help teachers understand the technicalities of leaving the UK to work in China.
This informative session includes a variety of important topics including:

  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Insurance
  • Holiday allowance
  • Legislation
  • Working hours/condition
  • Salary expectation
  • Accommodation


In combination with the regular posting of oversees vacancies by our members, we provide a foundation for teachers to embark on a successful career in education within China.
If you would like to attend our Introduction to China for Teachers sessions or learn more about it, please register your interest via email.
We work with a great number of reputable private schools/nurseries in China, however, prospective teachers must meet the following requirements laid out by the Chinese State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs. There are different procedures for various nationalities and for different locations around China.


To apply for any teaching position in China, teachers must meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of post-graduate work experience
  • A TEFL certification (120+ hours). Some schools will still accept a 100-hour certificate, but 1st-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai require at least 120-hours of TEFL training
  • A clear national Criminal Background Check
  • A clean bill of health from your home country. There is also a requirement to do a second health check in China

Preparing to teach in China

Preparing to teach in China

Teaching in China is a fantastic opportunity available to qualified teachers, whether as part of a personal change or as an opening of an overseas campus. However, it can sometimes be a challenge to adjust to a new environment and culture very different from that of the UK. This BIEA program aims to prepare teachers for that change, softening the transition to make settling into a new environment as easy as possible. With guidance for both the work environment and adjusting to everyday life in China, teachers will find themselves better prepared for the changes that life in China will bring.