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Global Quality Control for English Learner Programs (Language Magazine interview with Paul Fear)

21, May, 2018|

Original article can be found on the Language Magazine website at – https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/05/17/global-quality-control-for-english-learner-programs/ British Accreditation Council (BAC) CEO Paul Fear explains the rationale behind the organization’s move into the accreditation of English language providers (ELPs) worldwide Language Magazine (LM): Why was BAC formed, and what sort of organizations are accredited? Paul Fear (PF): BAC was formed as a charity in 1984 by the British Council and UK Department of Education at a time when the [...]

EFL and quality assurance. Does it matter?

28, March, 2018|

Article for FE News written by Paul Fear.  Original article can be found on the FE News website at – https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/16495-efl-and-quality-assurance-does-it-matter Published 22 March 2018 1.75 billion people is a huge number, about 23% of the world’s population. That’s the number of people who can speak English to a ‘useful level’ and the numbers are growing fast. by 2020 the number of speakers is set to reach 2 billion. There are numerous reasons for [...]

El Gazette interview – An Inspector Calls

12, March, 2018|

Original article can be found on the ElGazette website at – http://digital.elgazette.com/march-2018/interview-an-inspector-calls.html Paul Fear tells Melanie Butler about a new accreditation scheme aiming to raise standards outside of the English speaking world ‘Accrediting EFL courses is not something we went looking for.’ Paul Fear, chief executive of the British Accreditation Council (BAC), is talking about the handful of English language course providers it accredits under its short courses scheme. But now there is the BAC’s new [...]

Study Travel Magazine: Interview with Paul Fear

5, February, 2018|

Original article can be found on the Study Travel Magazine website at - https://studytravel.network/magazine/news/2/20166 Paul Fear Published on 25/01/18 This week, we interview Paul Fear, CEO of the British Accreditation Council (BAC), about the association's activities and trends in the independent FE/HE sector in the UK. Firstly, can you give a little background on the British Accreditation Council (BAC)? The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education is a charitable organisation registered [...]

Annual inspectors’ event

6, October, 2017|

On 4 October 2017, BAC held its annual inspectors’ up-date and training event in London. A total of 44 delegates attended from around the country. The lively discussions focused on the way that BAC’s accreditation inspections are planned and conducted with a view to ensuring that they remain robust and rigorous and fit for purpose. The feedback from the delegates was positive and the event also provided an excellent opportunity for [...]

BAC meets delegation of Epoka University

11, December, 2015|

Management of the University held a meeting with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) In the occasion of the four day visit to London, UK, on November 30, 2015, the delegation of Epoka University presided by the Rector, Prof. Dr. Gungor Turan, held a meeting with the British Accreditation Council (BAC). BAC, a full member of European Network of Quality Assurance (ENQA), was established in 1984, initially as a national accreditation authority [...]

Legalised Education Certificates

14, May, 2015|

Any UK public document can be ‘legalised’ by asking the UK government to confirm that a UK public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine. This might be needed to if a local authority abroad has asked for the provision of a document and they've said it must be 'legalised’. The BAC is recognised by the UK Government for this purpose i.e. if you possess an education certificate [...]

Student Visitor Visas

30, April, 2015|

Since 24 April 2015, it has not been possible to apply for entry clearance or leave to remain as a 'student visitor'. Routes for various types of 'short-term student' have been introduced instead. The old 'Student Visitor Visa' (SVV) has been replaced by the Short Term Study Visa (STSV).  This is a change in name only - the eligibility requirements remain the same.  For more information regarding these requirements, please visit [...]