Institutions that have been awarded the BAC-FAA Joint Accreditation can assure their students they have access to high-quality, results-driven learning programmes, delivered in an encouraging and conducive environment, with the capacity to teach them the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workforce.

Institutional Accreditation assesses the overall quality of the institution in the following areas:

  • Governance, Strategy and Financial Management
  • Academic Management and Administation
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Student Recruitment, Support, Guidance and Progression
  • Premises, Facilities and Learning Resources
  • Quality Management, Assurance and Enhancement
 

Institutional Accreditation assesses the overall quality of the institution in the following areas:

  • Learning Programme Rationalisation
  • Competency Fulfilmnent
  • Learning Programme Structure
  • Learning Programme Delivery
  • Learner Assessment
  • Learning Programme Recognition
 

Is your institution eligible to apply for BAC-FAA Joint Accreditation? If your institution has a formal recognised relationship with a higher education institution, and offers finance-related programmes, it is eligible for BAC-FAA Joint Accreditation, provided it meets the following criteria:

  • The institution is licensed by a local, regional or national licensing agency, if such licensing is mandatory or holds accreditation from a nationally-recognised educational or professional body.
  • The institution offers teaching in English.
  • The institution predominantly teaches learners aged 16 or over.
  • Effective control of the institution is the responsibility of an accountable management.
  • The institution is led by a proprietor or designated principal/director, who must have clear contractual responsibilities for the running of the institution and for the quality of its work.
  • There are no grounds for believing the proprietor, principal/director or any other senior manager to be unfit to have responsibility for the institution.
  • The institution has provided a relevant education programme for a minimum period of two years. Exceptionally, BAC may approve accreditation at an earlier date, although this would normally only be available to institutions which are part of a larger organisation which itself meets the above requirements.

 

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