BAC accreditation is a voluntary mark of quality; there is no legal requirement for a provider to have accreditation. However, those that have chosen to undergo the accreditation process have the standard of their premises, staffing, teaching and student welfare inspected and approved. Providers are regularly inspected to ensure that they continue to meet our high standards. Please see our section on accreditation
for details of these standards. However, a provider may be inspected or reviewed by another body, such as an Educational Oversight body or Accreditation UK
. All of these quality marks are voluntary for providers, although institutions without Educational Oversight from a Home Office-approved body will be unable to sponsor students under the Tier 4 visa system.