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Accreditation Authorities and Contact Details

When selecting a particular educational institution, it is paramount to ascertain whether or not the institution is “accredited”. Accreditation safeguards a level of quality in education and degree you receive from an institution. The UK government has constantly upheld the standards and quality of its education.
Following are the prominent accrediting authorities in the UK:

British Accreditation Council (BAC)

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is an autonomous body, set up in 1984 to be the national accrediting body for private post-16 education in the UK. BAC is responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector. It assesses the educational institutions in five major arenas, i.e. health and safety provisions, management and staffing, student welfare, management of quality and teaching and learning- delivery and resources

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

The Independent Schools Inspectorate is responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Associations that make up the Independent Schools Council.  Independent Schools Inspectorate work towards improving the quality and effectiveness of the education.

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

QAA safeguard quality and standards in UK universities and colleges, so that students have the best possible learning experience and also promotes continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education.

Contact Details

British Accreditation Council (BAC)

Fleet House
5th Floor
8-12 New Bridge Street
Phone (UK) 0300 330 1400 
Fax (UK) 0300 330 1401

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Independent Schools Inspectorate
CAP House
9 - 12 Long Lane
Phone: 020 7600 0100
Fax: 020 7776 8849

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Head office
Southgate House 
Southgate Street 
Tel: 44 (0)1452 557000 
Fax: 44 (0)1452 557070 


The above mentioned authorities monitor, measure, and evaluate the standards and calibre of the education a student takes in at a school, university, or other institution of higher learning. 
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