Documents and publications

BAC Publications

BAC Thematic Review

BAC has undertaken the first thematic review of inspections conducted under the Independent Higher Education scheme between 2015 – 2018. The review identified trends within the inspection reports which include areas requiring improvements (e.g. not meeting BAC standards) and identified areas of strength or good practice.  The review focused on two inspection areas; General Academic Management and Administration and Quality Management Assurance and Enhancement.

Thematic review – May 2019

BAC News

We regularly email relevant BAC and industry news, updates and announcements as they arise, to subscribe to our communications register here.


BAC will be producing a series of briefings around a range of topics.

BAC Stakeholder Forum January 2021 – overview of the event

BAC Documents

BAC Strategy 2021-2026

The BAC Strategy outlines BAC’s strategic objectives from 2021-2026.

Common Quality Framework

With the needs of our providers and our strategic priorities in mind, we wanted to strengthen the message we give about us and what we do. We wanted to be able to explain clearly what it means to be accredited by us, no matter which accreditation scheme we use.

Common Quality Framework


The Accreditation Handbook contains all of our standards and procedures, including detail relating to the accreditation process and the continuing responsibilities of an accredited institution.

Scheme Documents

The scheme documents provide information on our accreditation schemes.