The application, inspection and annual accreditation fees are listed on this page, for UK based institutions only.

The fees on this page are for the period 2022-23.  More detailed information about the fees is available in our fees brochure, which can be downloaded from the fees brochure link below

Fees Brochure 

UK INSPECTION FEES

 Application fees

  • College, Short Course Provider, Independent English Language Provider and Online, Blended and Distance Learning Schemes: £2520 (£525 non-refundable application fee plus £1995 inspection management fee)
  • Independent Higher Education Scheme: £3150 (£525 non-refundable application fee plus £2625 inspection management fee)

Inspection fees

  • All full inspections for College, Short Course Provider and Online, Blended and Distance Learning Schemes e.g Candidacy, Stage 3, full accreditation or re-accreditation: This is a variable fee depending on the number of days and inspectors required. The fees start at £824 per inspector per day
    • All full inspections for Independent Higher Education Scheme e.g full accreditation or re-accreditation: This is a variable fee depending on the number of days and inspectors required. The fees start at £2840 for two inspectors for one day
    • Other BAC fees

    • Supplementary inspection (full day): £945

    • Supplementary inspection (half day): £735

    • Interim inspection: £945

    • Spot check: £945 (no fee if institution selected at random for routine monitoring)

    • Probation review inspection inspection, mid-way and end of probation (full day): £945

    • Probation review inspection inspection, mid-way and end of probation (half day): £735

    • Cancellation of inspection with less than four weeks’ notice: £100 per inspector per day (plus any expenses already incurred)

    • Appeal hearing: £1500 (to be refunded if appeal is not dismissed)

    Notes on fees:

    1. The annual accreditation fee is payable by all accredited institutions and approved candidates for accreditation.
    2. A pro-rata accreditation fee is payable by institutions awarded accreditation or approved as candidates for accreditation during the year.
    3. There is a nominal fee for replacement of certificates.
    4. Fees are subject to possible change every September.

    UK ANNUAL ACCREDITATION FEES

    Colleges and Independent HE institutions

    • Unit fee (£ per FTE student): £15.59
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £1,559
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £8,964

    Short course providers

    • Unit fee (£ per course day): £17.82
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £446
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £4,188

    Online, distance and blended learning providers

    • Up to 3000 enrolled students: £1,670
    • 3001-8000 enrolled students: £2,785
    • Over 8,000 enrolled students: £3,565

    Independent English Language Provider

    • Less than 55,000 student hours / Up to 3,000 student weeks, per annum: £2,704
    • 55,000 – 110,000 student hours / Up to 6,000 student weeks, per annum: £4,074
    • 110,000+ student hours / Over 6,000 student weeks, per annum: £5,166