ISO 21001 – Management System of Educational Organizations

ISO 21001 Certification

ISO 21001 is an international standard which provides management tools for organizations that offer educational products and services. It can be applicable to any organization that intends to help educational providers meet students’ requirements and needs. Also, is a standard that can be applied on its own or in parallel with others, as it is in full harmonization with other standards of ISO management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001) having adopted the High-Level Structure (HLS).


The certification of a Management System for Educational Organizations under the requirements of the ISO 21001: 2018 Standard, is a management tool for organizations that provide educational products and services capable of meeting the requirements of students and other beneficiaries.

It allows an Educational Organization to achieve and / or maintain its prestige, to differentiate itself in an important way, to inspire internal and external confidence regarding the products and services it offers.

ISO 21001 – Management System of Educational Organizations

ISO 21001 focuses on the interactions between the educational organization, the trainee, the clients and other stakeholders. It specifies requirements for an Educational Organization Management System, where this organization:

  • Needs to demonstrate its ability to provide, share and produce knowledge, while complying with applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Aims to enhance the satisfaction of learners, other beneficiaries and staff through the effective application of the Management System of Educational Organizations, including processes for the continuous improvement of the system.

Target Group

All ISO 21001 requirements are generic and aim to be implemented by educational organizations that support the acquisition and development of competence through different lecturing methods, such as teaching, learning or research: regardless of the type, size or methods of delivery. For example:

  • Public and Private Universities
  • Private Colleges
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Center of tutoring for lower, secondary and higher education
  • Foreign language institutes
  • Vocational Training Centers
  • E-learning service providers

ISO 21001
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The benefits

By becoming ISO 21001 certified the educational organization will be able to:

  • Improve the quality of the educational system.
  • Increase the social responsibility by promote equal opportunities for all students.
  • Stimulate excellence and innovation.
  • Provide personalized approach to all learners, especially to those with learning disabilities and to participants in distance learning.
  • Consist evaluation processes and tools not only for the demonstration but also for the continuous increase of the efficiency and effectiveness of the educational programs and the organization.
  • Harmonize goals and activities with the organization’s policy.
  • Enhance the reputation of the educational organization.
  • Make a commitment for effective quality management practices.
  • Cultivate and expand the corporate culture for the improvement of the organization.
  • Adjust local, national and other standards in an international environment.
  • Increase the participation of the stakeholders.


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