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A warm welcome to all the BAC’s accredited colleges and non-accredited providers of private education and training. I note that further and higher education, and in particular student immigration policy, remained high on the media agenda throughout December and into January. In particular, we had the Home Secretary’s announcement on 12 December 2012 that consular [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:04:01+01:00January 1st, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Online, Distance and Blended Learning

Dear colleagues, Post-16 education has been steadily changing over the past few years. The age range of potential students has shifted from recent school-leavers to include young professionals and adults looking to change career.  Learning has become more flexible in order to allow these students to fit studying around their working lives. This means that [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:33:26+01:00November 4th, 2012|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

PIE News: BAC unveils new scheme

The British Accreditation Council (BAC), one of the UK’s leading quality assurance bodies for private higher and further education, has launched an ambitious scheme to accredit non-British providers based outside the UK. To be eligible providers must have been operating for at least two years, teach their courses in English and be recognised by a [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:27:25+01:00October 3rd, 2012|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Celebrating quality and diversity: evening reception

The evening of Monday 1 October 2012 saw a wide range of education and training providers and other education professionals meet at a classy and modern venue near St Paul’s to celebrate the launch of the British Accreditation Council’s two new accreditation schemes. The new schemes extend BAC’s current operation accrediting private colleges, training organisations [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:04:01+01:00October 1st, 2012|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC colleges in British Cookery School Awards Finals

The British Cookery School Awards give schools and colleges a chance to display their achievements and receive recognition for the important role they play in the culinary arts. The judges include BBC Radio 2 food & drink presenter Nigel Barden, and they will be looking for cookery schools which go above and beyond. We are [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:23:42+01:00September 26th, 2012|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

THE: VAT advantage for private colleges

The government has moved towards granting for-profit higher education firms VAT advantages to put them on "the same footing" as universities - although some firms have already gained that advantage by switching to non-profit status. HM Revenue and Customs published on 12 September its consultation on the government's proposed VAT exemption for higher education provided [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:23:03+01:00September 20th, 2012|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments