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ABEA is a partner of Qualifi, an Ofqual certified accreditation awarding body that serves education centres all over the world, offering UK standard diploma qualifications.

Our priority is to build a successful partnership - awarding accreditation to those who satisfy the ABEA/Qualifi requirements. We ensure our partners are empowered to meet the needs of learners and the communities they serve



Dr John White, LLB Hons, Dip Crim (Cantab), PhD


Professor John White was born in Dundee, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he took a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics. There he was awarded the Simon Gray Prize. He then attended the University of Cambridge where he studied Criminology at Master’s level.

After Cambridge he returned to Scotland and to the University of Edinburgh where he completed his doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law. During seven years in Edinburgh, he taught at Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University and the Scottish Police College. He then moved to Hong Kong and taught law for three years at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong.

He returned to the UK to teach Law and Criminology full-time at the University of Leeds with some part-time teaching at Leeds Beckett University. He then spent twenty years as Dean/Head of Law at Anglia Ruskin University (where he was appointed a full professor) before becoming Head of Human Sciences and Law at Bucks New University. He has also taught at the University of Newcastle, in Malaysia and on sabbatical as Distinguished Visiting Professor at a university in North Carolina.

During the last few years he has acted as a higher education consultant and occupied positions as Principal, President and Advisor at various private international colleges. He is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He organises programmes in Sports Law in Cambridge on behalf of ISDE, Madrid and is developing similar programmes in Oxford. His principal academic interest is in Sports Criminology. He has been a secondary school governor, a member of the governing body of a prison and a monitor of the treatment of prisoners in custody areas.

Message from the President

I welcome you to ABEA.

ABEA is a forward-thinking company focused on enriching the local and international education sectors by providing education institutions and learners the world over with easy access to world- class qualifications, thereby helping to supply employers worldwide with a highly trained and knowledgeable workforce that can help their organisations keep pace in a rapidly changing global workplace.

We strongly believe that helping education institutions worldwide achieve their goal to offer world-class qualifications to their local communities is the key to advancing the global workforce and ultimately the global economy. Our ambition is to reach out to all potential learners wherever they may be located.

We provide education institutions across the globe with high-quality diploma qualifications that are suited to meet the needs of learners. Our ABEA qualifications also allow education centres to make their mark in satisfying the demands of global industry for a well- prepared and highly-skilled workforce. We also work closely with employers to empower and keep their employees highly engaged by providing a learning organisation philosophy where employees are encouraged to take advantage of the academic and professional development opportunities that could lead to them achieving a degree or even a Masters qualification (through our university pathways) in the workplace.

Profound change is taking place in the global environment, and diverse forces are transforming the dynamics of how individuals and entities operate and interact. ABEA takes a proactive approach by helping stakeholders address that change and transformation through high quality regulated UK and other prestigious international qualifications.

We strive to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders through total support and engagement. We are pleased to be a key player in helping learners, education centres and employers achieve their goals.

Professor Dr John White, LLB Hons, Dip Crim (Cantab), PhD
President and Chair of the Board

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