International English Language Provider scheme (IELP)

Recognising outstanding International English language providers.

BAC’s International English Language Provider accreditation scheme is a
voluntary quality assurance scheme for English Language providers operating
outside the UK.

The aim of the scheme is to acknowledge the quality of institutions and training
providers that are outstanding in the field of English language education.

The scheme offers the opportunity to become accredited by a globally
recognised accreditation body and is:

• designed specifically to meet the needs of international English language providers.
• developed by trusted experts in the accreditation and English language fields.
• dedicated to ensuring students meet the external assessment requirements of recognised examinations from one of the following awarding bodies:
a) LanguageCert
b) Trinity College
c) Cambridge English
d) IELTS (International English Language Test System)
e) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The scheme is supported by BAC’s rigorous inspection based accreditation service that is dedicated to raising standards. The BAC inspection process is designed to support providers in their efforts to continually improve. On successful completion, BAC accreditation gives the training provider the opportunity to raise its profile in a competitive market with access to the esteemed BAC quality mark.

• BAC accreditation includes a visit to the head office and a quality assurance inspection of:
–  the management, staffing, and administration of the organisation, and its quality assurance
– teaching, learning, and assessment
– learner welfare
– premises and facilities
– online, distance and blended learning (if applicable)
• Meeting BAC’s quality assurance standards gives providers BAC accreditation and access to the BAC quality mark for three years

How to apply

Full details on the application and inspection process are outlined in the accreditation process. To find out more about the IELP scheme please call us on +44 (0)300 330 1400.  Alternatively, you can complete the contact form below, or send an email to

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  • International English Language Provider
    Accreditation Scheme available 9th March 2018
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or scheme document

Scheme Document

IELP Brochure