COVID-19 update – BAC is now conducting hybrid inspections which will involve the use of both online and onsite inspection activities. We will, however, also retain the options of carrying out inspections totally onsite as well as totally online. Each provider is reviewed on an individual basis in order to determine the method that will work best for the provider, in order to carry out a robust and effective inspection. The Chief Inspector has discretion to make the final decision regarding the most appropriate inspection approach to follow.

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 Standard Visitor Visa approval (if primary reason for entering UK is to study)

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

*    A framework for continuously improving your organisation

*    Marketing support materials