University Centre Weston Continues to Lead the Sector with ISO 27001 Certification


The University Centre’s ISO 27001 certification has been retained for the fifth consecutive year, distinguishing UCW as strong in data management to consistently meet this international standard.

In the face of escalating cyber threats targeting the education sector, UCW reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding learner and stakeholder data through its ISO 27001 Certification. The College’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) has once again demonstrated its robust structure and approach, earning praise from the assessor overseeing the certification process.

The education sector has increasingly become a target for cyberattacks, making data security a top priority for institutions. UCW’s proactive stance and adherence to internationally recognised best practices assure learners, staff, and stakeholders alike.

The assessor, expressed his admiration for the University Centre’s Information Security Management System, noting its resilience and effectiveness in safeguarding sensitive information. This accolade reinforces Weston College’s position as a leader in Information Security Assurance within the education sector.

The ISO 27001 certification, established by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), sets stringent requirements for information security management. It ensures the protection of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details, and information entrusted by third parties.

Matt Beaver, Director of IT, Systems & Compliance at the Weston College Group, expressed pride in the achievement, stating, “The continuation of this certification following a thorough external audit is a huge achievement for the College and reflects the enormous commitment and effort all areas within the scope of this certification have put in.”

“We have invested a lot of time and effort into ensuring that we protect the data of everyone that we deal with at University Centre Weston – putting their safety first.”

UCW’s ISO 27001 certification not only fortifies its commitment to data security but also positions the institution as a trusted partner for larger employers and organisations handling sensitive information or intellectual property.