BAC CEO: Dr Janet Bohrer

We are delighted to confirm that Dr Janet Bohrer is the Chief Executive of the British Accreditation Council. Janet is currently Director of Teaching, Quality and Enhancement at London South Bank University (LSBU).  At LSBU she is responsible for the team that provides the professional advice about academic quality and standards of the awards the [...]

By |2022-07-05T16:15:21+01:00October 14th, 2019|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC launches updated Short Course Provider scheme

In September 2019, BAC were delighted to announce the launch of the updated and revised Short Course Provider (SCP) scheme. A detailed review of the SCP scheme took place to ensure the standards represent best practice and remain relevant. A working group, comprising of experienced inspectors, industry representatives and a child protection expert conducted the [...]

By |2019-10-14T11:27:37+01:00October 14th, 2019|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC announces new fees structure to open up access to accreditation for middle and low income countries

On 26 June 2019, the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) introduced reduced inspection and accreditation fees for middle and low income countries. Paul Fear, CEO of BAC, comments, “Providers from all countries should have the opportunity to be recognised for the quality of their provision and reducing fees for middle [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:20:12+01:00June 27th, 2019|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

What are the Benefits of Studying with an Accredited Provider?

Original article can be found at - When choosing a training provider, what's the benefit of studying with one that's been accredited? An accredited institution has chosen to seek external accreditation and receive a review on its processes. Accreditation ensures that colleges, universities and training providers offer high-quality education, facilities and a great learning [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:33:01+00:00March 26th, 2019|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments


BAC held its annual inspectors’ training day on 4 October 2018 at a venue in central London. The event brought together the members of BAC’s highly experienced inspectorate for an up-date presentation on BAC’s strategic activities and future plans for development, which was made by BAC’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Fear. BAC’s Chief Inspector, Diana [...]

By |2018-10-05T12:12:57+01:00October 5th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

British Accreditation Council identifies LanguageCert as a recognised awarding body for the International English Language Provider accreditation scheme

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has included LanguageCert amongst its recognised external awarding bodies in the eligibility criteria for International English language providers seeking accreditation for the BAC International English Language provider (IELP) scheme. LanguageCert is an Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification. It is a member of PeopleCert Group, a global [...]

By |2018-08-20T11:06:15+01:00August 20th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

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

Original article can be found on the Language Magazine website at – 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 [...]

By |2018-05-21T12:56:02+01:00May 21st, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC launches Updated Independent Higher Education Scheme

On 23 April 2018, in London, the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) released their updated and revised independent higher education (IHE) scheme. Developed to support and raise the quality of standards within the UK and international higher education institutions, a detailed review of the IHE scheme took place to ensure [...]

By |2018-04-26T15:03:54+01:00April 26th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

EFL and quality assurance. Does it matter?

Article for FE News written by Paul Fear.  Original article can be found on the FE News website at – 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 [...]

By |2018-03-28T14:20:15+01:00March 28th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments
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