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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 – https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/05/17/global-quality-control-for-english-learner-programs/ 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 – https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/16495-efl-and-quality-assurance-does-it-matter 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 – http://digital.elgazette.com/march-2018/interview-an-inspector-calls.html 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+00:00March 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 - https://studytravel.network/magazine/news/2/20166 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+00:00February 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+00:00March 6th, 2017|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments