Permission is needed from government prior to using any company name, trading name or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) name involving the following words:
Accredit, Accreditation, Accredited, Accrediting, Polytechnic or University, as well as use of the term 'higher education'. This includes use of the term ‘university centre’.
How to apply
The decision to approve company, business or LLP names rests with the Registrar of Companies; however, if you want to use the words ’university' or 'university centre', as well as other similar terms, in the name of such an entity, you will first need to obtain a non-objection letter from the Department for Education.
For more information about the process to be followed, please contact the Department for Education at [email protected]