LCCI International Qualifications were initially awarded but the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board, from 1887 till the moment they were purchased by EDI. EDI was a leading provider of education and training qualifications and assessment services. It was accredited by the Government to award a wide range of vocational qualifications. EDI's expertise was in quality assuring work-based training programs working closely with employers, and over 1500 private training providers and further education colleges. LCCI International Qualifications were available through registered EDI centres in over 100 countries around the world.

In June 2011 EDI was acquired by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company providing education and assessment services in over 70 countries. Every part of the Pearson family is connected to learning and all of them demonstrate our commitment to the very highest standards of learning around the world. In Pearson UK, names like Edexcel, Longman, Heineman and BTEC combine 150 years of experience with resources and technology that support every learner.  

With the addition of EDI’s complementary capabilities, Pearson is better equipped than ever to provide the highest levels of support to work-based learning providers and learners in the UK.

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GLOBAL INPUT   is the Italian and Central Eastern European Countries representative for the Pearson LCCI International Qualifications. The company is based in Rome, Italy with a representative office in Niš, Serbia and has been operating since 2001 as a company recognised in the fields of teacher training, educational services, English language competitions, etc.

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GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organisation founded in 2012 with the purpose of promoting the importance of English language knowledge and bringing together children from different countries.

The organisation has three representative offices:

  • Global Hippo Association Serbia - Nemanjina 8, 23000 Zrenjanin.
  • Global Hippo Association Italy - Piazza Clai 6, 05100 Terni.
  • Global Hippo Association Croatia - Sidonije Rubido 7, 48260 Križevci.

The 1st English language competition organised by GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION and supported by GLOBAL INPUT was held in 2013, with about 5,000 participants from 6 countries and 43 finalists.

TThe 3rd international English language competition organized by GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION and supported by GLOBAL INPUT was held in 2015, with about 12,000 participants from 10 countries and 70 finalists. The competition is run by GLOBAL HIPPO staff, experienced in organising and running language competitions.

4th International English language competition will be held in 2016. This year, we are bringing you a new improved Hippo competition and we are inviting you to become part of our GLOBAL HIPPO family!