COVID-19 update  – BAC will continue to follow the advice from Government. BAC is continuing with its inspections, if it is felt the inspection can be conducted remotely/online. We are constantly monitoring the situation and hope our regular on-site inspections will resume as soon as is possible. 

Please click HERE to find a list of frequently asked questions providers have been asking BAC.

The BAC offices remain closed until further notice, with staff members working remotely. We are working hard to maintain our service so please contact us through our email address

Please check our website for further updates.

Further advice from the UK Government is available here

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.

Click here to download the brochure to tell your stakeholders more about BAC. 

If you are interested in having your organisation accredited please send us an email at 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

*    UK – access to the international student market via Short-Term Study Visa approval

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

*    A framework for continuously improving your organisation

*    Marketing support materials