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

The fees on this page are correct as of 1 September 2017.  More detailed information about the fees is available in our fees brochure, which can be downloaded using the following fees brochure link Fees Brochure

UK INSPECTION FEES

 Application fees

  • New institution: £2150 (£500 non-refundable application fee plus £1650 deposit against first inspection)
  • Accredited institutions: £1650 (deposit against re-accreditation inspection)

Inspection fees

  • All full inspections e.g Candidacy, Stage 3, full accreditation or re-accreditation: £1650 plus £450 per inspector per day
  • Stage 3 inspection – discount of £500 will be applied to above fees, if inspection is conducted within 6 months

  • Supplementary inspection (full day): £800

  • Supplementary inspection (half day): £500

  • Interim visit: No charge

  • Spot check: £800 (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.

UK ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEES

Colleges and Independent HE institutions

  • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £14
  • Minimum annual fee cap: £1400
  • Maximum annual fee cap: £8000

Short course providers (UK only)

  • Unit fee (£ per course day): £16
  • Minimum annual fee cap: £400
  • Maximum annual fee cap: £3750

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

Online, distance and blended learning providers

  • Minimum annual fee cap (1-1000 enrolled students): £1500
  • 1001-4000 enrolled students: £2000
  • 4001-8000 enrolled students: £2600
  • Maximum annual fee (over 8,000 enrolled students): £3200