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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

El Gazette interview – An Inspector Calls

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 [...]

By |2018-03-12T15:32:29+01:00March 12th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Study Travel Magazine: Interview with Paul Fear

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 [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:15:19+01:00February 5th, 2018|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Annual inspectors’ event

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. [...]

By |2017-10-06T09:06:43+01:00October 6th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

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