Entry level 1: Foundation Certificate
The Foundation certificate introduces internationalism and prepares schools to work towards establishing international partnerships, forming the foundation for future international collaborative work. Schools or educational institutions which are awarded the Foundation certificate will have prepared for international work or will be reinitiating it after a break.
Entry level 2: Intermediate Certificate
A school applying for the Intermediate certificate has already started its international journey and has established relations with international partners. The school is now gaining experience of working on collaborative projects and increasing the level of activity and impact in the school. Educators at this level are observing development areas in practice for themselves. Young people are becoming more aware of different global themes.
Entry level 3: International School Award
Schools accredited with the British Council International School Award are experienced in working with international partners on a range of projects, sustaining activity throughout the academic year, and embedding international learning across the whole school and curriculum. Resources are committed to the school’s international co-ordinator, and their international policy is revised and developed as required. Schools disseminate their learning to others in the local community and educators benchmark practice with partner schools.