About Royal Academic Institute

CROWN Education Learning Center has been running English courses since 2009. In 2013, CROWN Education started working in collaboration with ACT Education Solution Ltd (AES) in order to systematically deliver the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) curriculum under the name of American College Program.

From September 2017, CROWN are taking a further step as Royal Academic Institute (RAI) in international education to offer the NCUK International Year One Program, offering direct progression to UK universities from the GAC foundation as well as a pathway for students with relevant qualifications in country. CROWN will also be offering the Pre-Masters Preparation qualification from November 2017.

ACT (American College Test)

The ACT is the leading US college admissions test measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.

ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. While millions of individuals take the ACT test each year, that’s just one aspect of our work. From elementary school through career, ACT offers individuals a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout their life.

RAI UK Online Learning

The 100%  accredited digital learning Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma courses at RAI provide students an affordable pathway to earning an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a choice of respected UK universities.

Whether you pursue a qualification in Hotel and Hospility, Computing, or Business Management, the courses offered through RAI will allow you the option to continue your education and pursue a top up to an undergraduate degree or MBA through one of our partner universities.

Royal Academic Institute operates to the highest academic standards and has multiple structures in place that ensure the standard of education provided to its students it of the highest quality. Below is a list of Corporate bodies our UK Partner belong to and associations our UK partner is a part of:

Learning Resource Network


Learning Resource Network (LRN) is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual. LRN creates qualifications for educational institutes, training providers, schools and employers. LRN has a wide ranging qualification portfolio including a Level 5 Teaching qualification which is offered by Royal Academic Institute. All LRN qualifications are internationally recognised by employers, governments and professional bodies as providing proof of the skills and abilities they are looking for.

ATHE Recognition


Awards for Training and Higher Education provides centres with a wide variety of qualifications including, but not limited to; administration management, business, tourism, law, computing and health and social care. ATHE have made a name for themselves with exceptional customer service, excellent quality standards and rewarding qualifications with progression routes to university degrees.

OFQUAL Recognition


All learning materials are designed and written by professional academic authors so that each interactive module is aligned against specific learning criteria specified by OFQUAL,the defining UK Government body for Academic Standards in UK Higher Education. These standards ensure those that learn with us receive a high quality education along with certification that is recognised universally by Universities and employers.

Partner University Qualifications


On completion of the final assignments, students are awarded a recognised Diploma qualification. This Diploma can be used to top up to a full undergraduate degree or MBA at a variety of UK universities, either on campus or by distance learning.

For more information on University Top Up options, click here.

Quality Monitoring Board


Our UK Partner also operates a Quality Monitoring Board (QMB) to ensure that we are always delivering accredited online courses and resources to meet your learning needs. This Board meets regularly to assess:

  • Specific student issues
  • Any quality issues for university partners
  • Monitoring of assessment standards
  • Monitoring of material content against learning outcomes
  • Specific operational issues as they affect quality and customer service

The Board Members include respected academic and business leaders. Outcomes of the reviews are shared online to ensure transparency and understanding amongst our partners and students. All feedback is welcomed so that issues can be formally raised via the QMB in a professional and objective manner.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce


The British Chambers of Commerce is the largest, most influential independent business voice in the UK who lobby tirelessly on behalf of members and the wider business community on the issues that matter – establishing the right conditions for business to thrive, promoting UK firms in key global markets and creating a dynamic business economy.

They also play a key role in bridging the gap between educators and business by highlighting the skills employers need and influencing education policy to ensure they’re delivered effectively.

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is just one of a network of Chambers working with and on behalf of businesses of every size, in every sector of UK industry. They help local businesses to connect, grow and achieve success. The Chamber collaborates with other chambers, local authorities and partner organisations to gain insight into the issues that matter to business – then pass on that knowledge to help Government formulate effective business policy.