Running as a pilot for the first four months, the accreditation scheme for micro‑credentials is designed to recognise the particular qualities and distinctive character of providers that offer micro-credentials, for example, for upskilling and reskilling of participants or as part of articulation agreements with the possibility to be recognised and stacked towards a larger degree.

Providers can be based in the UK or internationally and the provision they offer may not necessarily use the designation of micro‑credentials although has the key characteristics of portability, stackability and assessment driven certification.

During the pilot, there is no cost for the application and inspection process. There will be an annual accreditation fee from next year. Read more about the scheme on the BAC website here.

Already accredited?

If your organisation is already accredited by BAC under a different scheme, you may still be eligible to take part in the pilot. We will work with you to determine which key indicators you have already met and what is required.

Further information

The micro-credentials accreditation scheme document contains all of the information regarding the scheme, eligibility criteria, application process and inspection standards.

There is also a one-page information sheet available here.

If you would like to discuss gaining accreditation under the Micro-credentials scheme contact BAC on