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. Our accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges and training providers 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.

All our providers have been rigorously inspected, with the latest reports available on this website. Institutions that carry our endorsement and the BAC mark therefore represent some of the leading and most reliable private colleges and training providers in the UK.

Also on this website you will find the latest information, updates and documentation needed for achieving and retaining accreditation, along with details of BAC’s additional services and support.

BAC’s brochure provides an overview of our background, areas of expertise and what we do. The brochure is available to download if you wanted to tell your stakeholders more about the BAC.  BAC brochure

If you are interested in having your organisation accredited please send us an email at info@the-bac.org or call us on 0300 330 1400. We will be happy to help.

If you would like to have your courses accredited please contact an organisation called Ofqual.

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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 international student market via Short-Term Study Visa approval

Gaining BAC accreditation provides:

  • 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