Accreditation benefits both the institution and its students. The institution is awarded a mark of quality; accreditation by an independent and well-established national body, which is recognised in the UK and internationally. Your standards should improve due to the invaluable advice from our inspectors who have extensive knowledge of the sector. Accredited institutions also receive continuing advice and updates on relevant issues through regular email information bulletins and on the BAC website, professional development and invitations to attend best practice seminars and other professional development events. Please see full details on our benefits page.

Choosing an accredited institution provides students and their families with assurance that your institution meets the standards set out in our Accreditation Handbook. If these published standards are not met, students can seek redress through an agreed complaints procedure.