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 2019-20.  More detailed information about the fees is available in our fees brochure, which can be downloaded using the fees brochure link. 

UK INSPECTION FEES

 Application fees

  • College, Short Course Provider and Online, Blended and Distance Learning Schemes: £2400 (£500 non-refundable application fee plus £1900 inspection management fee)
  • Independent Higher Education Scheme: £3000 (£500 non-refundable application fee plus £2500 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 £785 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 £2705 for two inspectors for one day
    • Other BAC fees

    • Supplementary inspection (full day): £900

    • Supplementary inspection (half day): £700

    • Interim inspection: £900

    • Spot check: £900 (no fee if institution selected at random for routine monitoring)

    • Probation review inspection inspection, mid-way and end of probation (full day): £900

    • Probation review inspection inspection, mid-way and end of probation (half day): £700

    • 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): £14.85
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £1485
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £8000

    Short course providers

    • Unit fee (£ per course day): £16.97
    • Minimum annual fee cap: £424.25
    • Maximum annual fee cap: £3987.50

    Online, distance and blended learning providers

    • Up to 3000 enrolled students: £1590
    • 3001-8000 enrolled students: £2652.25
    • Over 8,000 enrolled students: £3395