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What are the Benefits of Studying with an Accredited Provider?

26, March, 2019|

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 experience for students. It also provides assurance that aneducation provider has met a gold standard and [...]

Tender for Research Project

9, November, 2018|

BAC is putting out a tender for a research project.  For further information please follow the link below:      


5, October, 2018|

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 Morriss, then led a case study activity designed to enable the inspectors to share ideas about [...]

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

20, August, 2018|

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 leader in the certification industry, that delivers millions of exams in 200 counties. Bridging English language [...]

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 – 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 [...]

BAC launches Updated Independent Higher Education Scheme

26, April, 2018|

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 the standards remain up to date and applicable to developments in the higher education sector. 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 – 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 – 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 - 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 [...]