For over a quarter of a century, we have provided trusted and recognised accreditation to enhance the standards and quality of independent further and higher education providers.

Benefits to institutions

Benefits to students

UK/International endorsement for your institution

Accreditation by a globally recognised national body.

Greater profile, recognition and credibility

Gaining the BAC mark helps promote the quality of your institution.

A robust and systematic process for measuring the quality of your training and learning provision

Assessing provision against recognised standards will help improve your service

Access to the lucrative international student market via Standard Visitor Visa approval

Enter the lucrative international student market by gaining approval to enrol students on Standard Visitor Visas

Access to experience and expertise that can help your organisation grow

Our Inspectors can advise and support Institutions in all areas of business operations

A framework for continuously improving your organisation

Working with the BAC will help maintain a culture of continuous improvement and development

Help and advice

Phone or email us or visit the BAC office to discuss any problems and get advice from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Stay informed

Get advice and regular updates on statutory changes and developments in the sector.

Professional development

Invitations to attend topical industry events providing opportunities to network and meet the experts face-to-face.

  • Choosing an accredited institution provides students and their families with assurance that the provision meets the standards set out in the Accreditation Handbook.

  • If these published standards are not met, students will be able to seek redress through an agreed complaints procedure.