Welcome to the British Accreditation Council. For over 30 years we have been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector and our accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. We provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.

On this website you will find the latest information and updates, documentation needed for achieving and retaining accreditation, along with detail relating to the additional services and support BAC provides. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Gaining BAC accreditation provides: 

  • UK/International endorsement for your institution

  • Greater profile, recognition and credibility

  • A robust and systematic process for measuring the quality of your training and learning provision

  • Access to the lucrative international student market via Student Visitor Visa approval

  • Access to experience and expertise that can help your organisation grow

  • Access to the leading association of independent FE, HE and specialist training providers (Study UK)

  • A framework for continuously improving your organisation




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