Micro-credentials scheme PILOT
BAC accreditation is a voluntary quality assurance scheme for independent providers of further and higher education and vocational training courses. The accreditation scheme for micro‑credentials is designed to recognise the particular qualities and distinctive character of providers that offer micro-credentials, for example, for upskilling and reskilling of participants or as part of articulation agreements with the possibility to be recognised and stacked towards a larger degree.
On account of the short and often seasonal calendar of micro-credentials, and the increased digitalisation of educational offers, providers may, according to the specific requirements of each course, deliver the course fully online or may hire a variety of training venues at external premises. The scheme can apply to one micro‑credentials (MC) course (single-course accreditation) or a suite of MC courses (multi‑course accreditation), depending on what the provider chooses.
BAC will inspect the following areas;
- Management, Staffing and Administration
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Participant support
- Premises and facilities in the case of face-to-face delivery
Achievement in all these areas will result in accreditation by the BAC as a Micro-credentials Course Provider for four years.