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Education Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Education Acronyms

  • A level — Advanced level examinations
  • ABE — Adult Basic Education
  • ACE — Advisory Centre for Education
  • ACL — Adult Community Learning
  • ACPC — Area Child Protection Committee
  • AI — Assigned Inspector
  • ALI — Adult Learning Inspectorate
  • ALIS — A Level Indicator System
  • AoC — Association of Colleges
  • ALPS — Advanced Level Performance System
  • APT&C — Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical
  • AQA — Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
  • ASB — Aggregated Schools Budget
  • ASPECT — Association of Professionals in Education and Children’s Trusts
  • AST — Advanced Skills Teacher
  • AT — Attainment Target (in National Curriculum)
  • ATL — Association of Teachers and Lecturers
  • AWPU(N) — Age Weighted Pupil Unit (Number)
  • BA — Bachelor of Arts
  • BAC — Behaviour and Attendance Collaborative
  • BAGA — British Amateur Gymnastics Association
  • BDA — British Deaf Association
  • BDA — British Dietetic Association
  • BDA — British Dyslexia Association
  • BECTA — British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
  • BEd — Bachelor of Education
  • BEI — British Education Index
  • BITC — Business in the Community
  • BLN — Bradford Learning Network
  • BME — Black and Minority Ethnic
  • BSA — Basic Skills Agency
  • BSc — Bachelor of Science
  • BSP — Behaviour Support Plan
  • BSS — Behaviour Support Service
  • BTEC — Business and Technology Education Council
  • C&G — City and Guilds
  • CAB — Citizens Advice Bureau
  • CAD — Computer Aided Design
  • CAF — Common Application Form
  • CAF — Common Assessment Framework
  • CAFM — Computer Aided Facilities Management
  • CAL — Computer Assisted Learning
  • CAM — Computer Aided Manufacture
  • CAMHS — Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • CAP — Common Application Process
  • CAP — Child Action Project
  • CASE — Campaign for the Advancement of State Education
  • CAT — Cognitive Ability Test
  • CAT — Curriculum Attainment Target
  • CATS — Credit Accumulation and Transfer System
  • CCT — Compulsory Competitive Tendering
  • CDT — Craft, Design and Technology
  • CE — (Bradford) Confederations Executive
  • CEG — Careers Education Guidance
  • CEM — Centre for Education Management
  • CFE — Countryside Foundation for Education
  • CFET — Certificate in Further Education and Training
  • CIF — Common Inspection Framework
  • CLAIT — Computer Literacy and Information Technology
  • CMIS — Central Management Information System (provided by Serco)
  • CNAA — Council for National Academic Awards
  • CoC — Changing Our Council (BMDC)
  • CoVE — Centre of Vocational Excellence
  • CP — Child protection
  • CPA — Comprehensive Performance Assessment
  • CPD — Continuing Professional Development
  • CPS — Classroom Teachers Pay Spine
  • CPVE — Certificate of Pre-vocational Education
  • CRB — Criminal Records Bureau
  • CST — Curriculum Support Team
  • CTC — City Technology College
  • CTF — Common Transfer File
  • D&T — Design and Technology
  • DCPO — Designated Child Protection Officer
  • DDA — Disability Discrimination Act
  • DfE — Department for Education
  • DI — The Dyslexia Institute
  • DLO — Desirable Learning Outcomes
  • DOB — Date of Birth
  • DRC — Disability Rights Commission
  • DTP — Desktop Publishing
  • DWP — Department of Work and Pensions
  • EAB — Examinations Appeals Board
  • EAL — English as an Additional Language
  • EAZ — Education Achievement Zone
  • EAZ — Education Action Zone
  • EBD — Emotional and Behavioural Difficulty
  • EBP — Education Business Partnership
  • EC — Excellence Cluster
  • eCAF — Electronic Common Assessment Framework
  • EDU — Education Development Unit
  • EENET — Enabling Education Network
  • EFL — English as a Foreign Language
  • EHP — Early Headship Provision
  • EiC — Excellence in Cities
  • EIP — Education Improvement Partnerships
  • EMA — Ethnic Minority Achievement
  • EMAG — Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant
  • EMAS — Ethnic Minorities Achievement Service
  • EMS — Education Management System

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