IEG group achieve Reference Status in recognition for their work with Google for Education

February 26, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the achievement of the IEG Group who has achieved Google Reference Site status. 

IEG Group, whose mission is to “To transform lives through inspirational education and training” is one of the few colleges across the UK to be awarded the prestigious Google Reference College status, which celebrates its innovative approach to digital learning.

‘Google Reference’ status is awarded for the outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes and recognises the college’s use of Google Workspace for Education to enhance teaching and learning through the application of its tools to embed technology at the heart of learning.

The new status means the college will act as a reference point for other education providers, sharing cutting-edge best practice and offering advice and guidance.

The Google Reference status reflects the college’s dynamic approach to blended learning, as 100% of students and staff use Google Workspace for Education. The college boasts an impressive list of staff trained as Google Educators (Level 1/2) and Certified Trainers.

The college’s aim is to provide students and employers with the skills they need on all digital platforms to drive growth which has been fully committed to digital transformation, with achieving Google Reference Status a key part of supporting the area and wider region’s digital ambitions.

The college fully recognises the power strong digital skills can offer any industry, which is why digital training is threaded throughout the entire college curriculum for the benefit of all students. 

Google Reference status recognises the Group’s innovative work in technology and their commitment to provide students with the best opportunities to work and learn, preparing them for employment in the 21st century and acknowledges the dedication of our people and this is a real achievement for the whole team.

By adopting digital learning throughout the Group, has a tangible impact on students and staff and has allowed for efficiency gains, to keep people safe and better connected.

Google for Education, said: “This accolade is a testament to the work of our students and staff, embracing the digital landscape and taking their working environment to a higher level. We are very pleased to welcome another amazing Google Reference College to the programme for its innovative digital strategy and is an excellent example of a successful digital transformation model.”

C-Learning remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of educational technology.  If you would like support to achieve Google Reference status, connect with the team via email at or visit the website..

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