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Operation of a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre


Educational Centre / Institute - Private

Description

(General Information)

In order to establish and operate a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre in the Republic of Cyprus (Primary Education, General Secondary Education, Technical Secondary Education, Professional Education), an approval must be obtained by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.

Choosing a name for a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre and registering it at the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver

The Private Institute / Private Educational Centre should be registered as a Business Name or a Company at the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver. A certified copy of the Registration or Incorporation Certificate must accompany the application;
The registered name should not be misleading in terms of displaying it or representing it, in any way, as a school or that it provides/awards qualifications;
The registered name must adequately distinguish itself from the names of other Private Institutes / Private Educational Centres;
The registered name cannot include terms like “Academy” “Academic” “National” “Pancyprian” "School" "European" "International" "Model" or "College";
The term “Private Institute” or "Private Educational Centre" must be included in the name or precede the name given and must be written on the official stamp, signs, advertisementsm, certificates of attendance and in general on all the documents published by the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre;


Premises
Finding a suitable building must be a primary goal:

  • it is necessary to obtain a planning permit from the Headquarters of the Department of Town Planning and Housing as provided by the Town Planning and Spatial Planning Law;
  • it is also necessary to submit a building permit and a final approval certificate (or the application for obtaining a final approval certificate, applicable in the case of erection of a new building) stating that the building will be used as a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre from the local Municipality / District Administration Office, as provided by the Regulating Streets and Buidings Law, Cap. 96;
  • a Fire Safety Certificate from the Cyprus Fire Service is also compulsory;
  • the premises should be suitably furnished and properly equipped including the appropriate teaching aids for the proper functioning of a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre.

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(Application Submission)

(Who Is Eligible)

Permission to establish and operate a Private Institute / Private Educational Centre in the Republic Cyprus can be given to natural or legal persons of Cypriot nationality or citizens of other member states of the EU.

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(Legislation & Obligations)

(Which Laws & Regulations Apply)

  • The Establishment and Operation of Private Institutes and Other Related Matters Law of 2018 (117(I)/2018)

(What Are My Obligations)

Private Institute / Private Educational Centre are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Private Institutes Law and Regulations, as periodically amended or replaced, and specifically, among others, with the following:

Curriculum Programme

The curriculum programmes of the new courses and/or any changes to the existing courses approved curriculum programmes including the following must be submitted for approval and must include the following :

  • Aims and Objectives (in relation to the age-group of students which is addressed to);
  • Coursebooks;
  • Content / Syllabus of the studies programme;
  • Duration – Teaching Periods per unit on a weekly basis;
  • Methodology;
  • Ways of Assessment (i.e. final examination, projects).

In case the curriculum programme of the course(s) to be taught at the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre is the same as the one taught in public schools, it is sufficient for the applicant to submit a written signed declaration stating that is bound to implement the curriculum programme of the course in question as defined by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.

Foreign languages curriculum programme criteria:

1. General aim and objectives of the curriculum based on the age of the students;

2. Coursebooks;

3. Content / Syllabus of the studies programme (according to the level and skill scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe)

4. Duration - Teaching periods per year/per week and by unit

5. Methodologies:

  • Targeted skills/abilities (language and communicative skills according to the level and skill scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe;
  • teaching approach and activities.

7. Ways of Assessment (i.e. final examination, projects).

Timetable


The timetable per course and/or per class must be submited.

Student fees

The owner must submit, for approval, to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the amounts payable for tuition fees, fees and other rights of the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre.

Keeping the following records

Samples of the following files must be submitted for approval:

  • List of students;
  • Certificates or Certificates of Attendance / Participation;
  • Register of Teaching Staff;
  • Teaching Staff salary statement;
  • Numbered duplicate of receipts of tuition fees, fees and/or other rights bearing the name of the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre (as regards the register and salary statement of the teaching staff, there is no need to be sent if the owner is both a director and the only teaching staff).

Keeping duplicated numbered receipts

Such receipts should be printed at a printing press and must bear the name of the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre, as it is compulsory to give out a receipt for each collection of fees or other rights.

Photos of Private Institute / Private Educational Centre

Upon submission of the Application Ι.Φ.1, the following photos should be submitted:

- Teaching Rooms;
- Workshops (if any);
- Reception area;
- Parking;
- Lavatories (with insignia for girls-boys);
- External sign.

Operational information of the Private Institute

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth shall be notified of any changes relating to the operation of the Private Institute / Private Educational Centre.


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