The UK application, inspection and annual accreditation fees are listed on this page. For overseas fees please contact the BAC office.

UK INSPECTION FEES

Application fees

  • New institution: £1800 (£400 non-refundable application fee plus £1400 deposit against first inspection)
  • Accredited institutions: £1400 (deposit against re-accreditation inspection)

Inspection fees

  • Candidacy, accreditation or re-accreditation: £1400 plus £400 per inspector per day
  • Typical accreditation inspection for single venue (2 inspectors, 2 days): £3000
  • Typical accreditation inspection for single venue (1 inspector, 2 days): £2200
  • Typical candidacy stage 2 inspection (1 inspector, 1 day): £1800
  • Typical stage 3 inspection – following candidacy stage 2 (1 inspector, 1.5 days): £2000
  • Supplementary inspection (full day): £750
  • Supplementary inspection (half day): £450
  • Interim inspection: No charge
  • Spot check: £750 (no fee if institution selected at random for routine quality monitoring)
  • Cancellation of inspection with less than four weeks’ notice: £100 per inspector per day (plus any expenses already incurred)
  • Appeal hearing: £1500 (to be refunded if appeal not dismissed)

Notes on fees:

  1. The annual accreditation fee is payable by all accredited institutions and approved candidates for accreditation.
  2. A pro-rata accreditation fee is payable by institutions awarded accreditation or approved as candidates for accreditation during the year.
  3. There is a nominal fee for replacement of certificates.
  4. Fees are subject to possible change every September.
  5. The fees on this page are correct as of 1 September 2016.

UK ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEES

Colleges and Independent HE institutions

  • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £13
  • Minimum annual fee (100 FTE students): £1300
  • Maximum annual fee (750 FTE students): £9750

Short course providers (UK only)

  • Unit fee (£ per course day): £15
  • Minimum annual fee (50 course days): £750
  • Maximum annual fee (200 course days): £3000

Short course providers (UK and international provision)

UK provision charged as above, with additional surcharge for international delivery of:

  • Up to 499 course days delivered outside of the UK: £500
  • 500 or more course days delivered outside of the UK: £1000

Small specialist colleges

  • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £13
  • Minimum annual fee (1 FTE students): £300
  • Maximum annual fee (25 FTE students): £650

Online, distance and blended learning providers

  • Minimum annual fee (1-1000 enrolled students): £1300
  • 1001-4000 enrolled students: £1800
  • 4001-8000 enrolled students: £2400
  • Maximum annual fee (over 8,000 enrolled students): £3000