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BAC holds its annual briefing and training day for its inspector network

10, October, 2016|

On 5th October 2016, BAC held its annual inspectors’ training day. It was a good opportunity for BAC to update the inspectors on its activities and its future developments. Paul Fear, BAC’s CEO, gave a presentation on the future strategy of the organisation and its current educational initiatives and projects. A lively exchange of ideas took place, which will help BAC to continue to develop its inspection processes to meet future [...]

BAC and FAA sign Memorandum of Collaboration

23, August, 2016|

London, 22 August, 2016 – The British Accreditation Council and the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), Malaysia’s independent quality and assurance body for the higher education sector, have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) which seeks to elevate the quality and standards of learning through joint accreditation. The MoC marks a significant milestone for both institutions and its respective countries, where their joint accreditation expertise are expected to craft opportunities for graduates [...]

The British Accreditation Council releases its Statistics Report 2016

11, May, 2016|

BAC has released its first BAC Statistics Report.  The report includes responses from 206 institutions and as such we believe it to be the most comprehensive of its kind. The report illustrates the vibrancy of the independent sector and demonstrates not only the key role the sector plays in providing choice to students but also its commitment to quality assurance.  In the forthcoming years the data collection exercise will allow for [...]

Tante Marie and Basil Paterson celebrate more than 30 years of accreditation with BAC

10, May, 2016|

BAC has been operating since 1984 and our success has been down to the exceptional educational providers who seek our accreditation.  This year, two of our accredited providers are celebrating their 31st anniversary of BAC accreditation. Both Tante Marie Culinary Academy and Basil Patterson College have been with us since 1985. To celebrate their great achievements, we asked them to write about their organisations and why they feel they have been [...]


29, March, 2016|

ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE After last week’s announcement of the Higher Education Funding Council plan to change its packaging of the current regulatory framework for its Quality Assurance in Higher Education, there have been many articles on the possible negative repercussions of such a move as the industry struggles to identify suitable alternatives. As the only other British quality assurance agency recognized and accredited by the European Association for Quality Assurance in [...]

The British Accreditation Council runs training workshop for new Kazakhstan higher education agency

3, March, 2016|

The British Accreditation Agency has delivered an accreditation and inspection workshop on behalf of the Kazakhstan Academy of Public Administration.  Financed by the European Union, the workshop worked with seven delegates in developing good practice in accreditation and inspection of higher education institutions.  The seven delegates will form the nucleus of a new higher accreditation and inspection body in Kazakhstan provisionally entitled the ‘Kazakhstan Independent Accreditation Council.’   The new accreditation body [...]

BAC takes over the hosting of the secretariat for the Council of Validating Universities.

12, January, 2016|

On January 1st 2016 BAC took over the hosting of the secretariat for the Council of Validating Universities. The Council of Validating Universities promotes good practice between universities when establishing partnerships.  We at BAC are looking forward to supporting and contributing to their work. More information can be found at the CVU website.

BAC completes training with Bahrain’s Higher Education Council

17, December, 2015|

Since October 2013, BAC has been working with the HEC to design a new institutional accreditation system for Bahrain’s higher education providers. Both BAC and the HEC team have worked tirelessly on the project and we were pleased to be able to conduct a pilot inspection at the beginning of December. Another is planned for the beginning of January. The framework and supporting documentation will be reviewed in light of the experience [...]

CEO Blog – December 2015

17, December, 2015|

Since my last post we have seen the publication of the government Higher Education Green Paper (Please click here for a summary).  Whilst the Green Paper is a consultative document it seems likely that the HE sector in the UK will see the introduction of a Teaching Excellence Framework, the creation of an Office for Students and a move towards the reduction of barriers to entry for new providers.  Exactly how this plays [...]

CEO Blog – November 2015

10, November, 2015|

I hope that this message finds you well. With the Green Paper on Higher Education just published, reforms to the Tier 4 Student Visa regime likely to be announced any day and the Autumn Spending Review due on the 25th November, you would be forgiven for thinking that we would be running out of space needed for coverage. The Green Paper on Higher education proposed the introduction of a Teaching Excellence [...]