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BAC Higher Education Briefing

Background This briefing is intended to provide a brief overview on the key provisions of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (thereafter referred to as the Act). The Act gained Royal Assent on the 27 April 2017 following consultation with the sector from the initial Green paper up to the committee, report and ‘ping [...]

By |2017-06-20T16:11:20+01:00June 20th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Great day yesterday at BAC with Council and Exec.Committee meetings! Last meeting and grateful thanks for longstanding BAC Hon. Treasurer Eric Glover

By |2017-04-07T09:47:53+01:00April 7th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Competitive Collaboration – An overview of the INQAAHE conference “Between collaboration and competition: the promises and challenges for quality assurance in higher education”

INQAAHE, the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies of Higher Education, holds an annual conference providing quality assurance agencies, universities and governmental educational departments with an opportunity to discuss the challenges of quality assurance in higher education. Held in Bahrain from the 27 February - 1 March 2017, BAC sent Alexandra Carr, Deputy Chief Executive, [...]

By |2017-03-06T10:29:34+01:00March 6th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Qualifications for English Language providers

As providers are looking to confirm the organisation of their summer schools, questions are being asked about what qualifications their English Language Teachers should hold. The following are considered by BAC as acceptable qualifications CELTA DELTA DELTAM TrintyCert TrintyDip QTS in English Language/ESOL It is possible that other TEFL qualifications could be accepted, but the [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:57+01:00February 24th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

The Higher Education Bill, Brexit and the Office for Students

The events of the last year have left the Higher Education sector in a state of uncertainty. As the Higher Education and Research Bill makes its way through Parliament, the result of the 23 June referendum for the UK to leave the EU there is still a lacks clarity on the impact that Brexit will [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:57+01:00February 14th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is seeking educational professionals to join its Accreditation Committee

BAC was established by the British Council and the Department of Education in 1984 with the remit to oversee standards in independent further and higher education. Today BAC accredits more than 230 institutions across 17 countries. The Accreditation Committee operates under delegated authority from the BAC trustees and holds decision making authority to: Award or [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:57+01:00January 17th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2016-10-10T17:05:28+01:00October 10th, 2016|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC and FAA sign Memorandum of Collaboration

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 [...]

By |2016-09-02T15:19:15+01:00August 23rd, 2016|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

The British Accreditation Council releases its Statistics Report 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 [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:57+01:00May 11th, 2016|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2016-05-10T14:00:44+01:00May 10th, 2016|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments