Accreditation, Licenses and Awards - BELS Malta & Gozo

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One of the Most Highly Accredited Schools in Malta

BELS English schools in Malta and Gozo take pride in being accredited and licensed by various prestigious institutions in the ESL industry.

Accreditation is a method of quality assurance for educational institutions. Attending an accredited English school in Malta and Gozo is advantageous in relation to the quality of the courses delivered, the value of the course certificate, and the qualifications of the teachers and management.

In addition, accreditation and licensing boards ensure that quality and ethical standards are maintained in all aspects of the school. This will be particularly important if you require a visa for your studies. Therefore, choosing an accredited institution like BELS English schools in Malta and Gozo guarantees quality service. Students can rest assured and trust our school, programmes and teachers.


Award of Excellence – 2019

BELS award of excellence

BELS English schools in Malta and Gozo received the Customer Satisfaction Award of Excellence for language courses in Malta & Gozo 2012 – 2019.


Gozo Tourism Investment  & Entrepreneurship Award – 2023


In 2023, BELS Gozo was honoured with the “Investment in Tourism and Entrepreneurship” award at the Gozo Tourism Authority Awards.  Since our establishment in 1997, BELS has upheld a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has earned us local and global recognition. This award recognises our long-standing dedication to promoting Gozo as a premier travel destination for adult educational travel and providing exceptional tailor-made corporate training courses for local companies.

Award of Excellence – 2024


BELS English schools in Malta and Gozo received the Customer Satisfaction Award of Excellence for language courses in Malta & Gozo in 2024.


BELS English schools in Malta and Gozo are accredited and licensed by the following organisations:


FELTOM is Malta’s Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations, bringing together all accredited English language schools under one national association. Its main aim is to improve the quality of English language education for international learners in Malta.

Being a quality English school is a quality control assurance based on student feedback, agent references, and accreditation results. Schools must have excellent and consistent standards.

Eaquals is the leading professional association for language education worldwide. Eaquals Accredited Members have achieved high international standards and are committed to continuous improvement. Accreditation is only awarded after a comprehensive and rigorous quality assurance process, including an on-site inspection repeated every four years. Only institutions that fully comply with the demanding Eaquals Quality Standards can be accredited and display our logo.

The Association of German Language Schools and Language-Tour Operators (FDSV) is a consortium of leading German language-tour operators and language schools that have committed to compliance with the FDSV’s strict Quality Guidelines, which are based on the European standard for language-study tour providers.



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The ELT council is the local government monitoring board. The mission of the ELT Council for ELT Schools is to foster the ELT Profession and Industry in all its various aspects.​

BELS Schools are licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA). The MTA has a diverse role that is essentially all about creating and fostering relationships. The MTA is the tourism industry’s regulator and motivator, its business partner, and the country’s brand promoter, and it is here to form, maintain, and manage meaningful partnerships with all tourism stakeholders.



BELS is recognised by Bildungsurlaub in many regions of Germany. In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to apply for up to 5 days of educational leave for professional advanced training. BELS English language schools are acknowledged by the German authorities, and the certification implies significant potential for extra clients.


BELS is recognised by Erasmus+ learning mobility, allowing individuals working in the education sector to benefit from study grants to learn English in our schools in Malta and Gozo.


Affiliations and Memberships 

ALTO is the only premium forum that joins leading language travel agents, schools, and national associations as one global community. It provides a global platform for leaders and decision-makers within the language travel industry to further develop and grow the industry through networking, professional development, and ideas and information exchange.

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