Educational abbreviations


CCEA : Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

ChB : Bachelor of Surgery

CIFE: Council for Independent Further Education

COSHEP: The Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals; the former name of Universities Scotland

CSFP: Commonwealth Scholarship

and Fellowship Plan

CVCP: Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals; the former name of UniversitiesUK


DENI: Department of Education Northern Ireland

DfEE: see DfES

DfES: Department for Education and Skills; formerly the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE)

DfID: Department for International Development

Dip HE Nursing: Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing

Dphil: Doctor of Philosophy


EAP: English for Academic Purposes

EAQUALS: European Association for Quality Language Services

ECS: Education Counselling Service

EEA: European Economic Area

EiBA: English in Britain Accreditation Scheme

EIS: Education Information Service

ELT: English Language Teaching/Training

ESL: English as a Second Language

ESP: English for Specific Purposes

EU: European Union

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