International recognition for Boston students

Boston City Campus & Business College awarded accreditation with the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education in the United Kingdom

Boston City Campus & Business College (Boston) has been recognised and awarded accreditation as an Independent Higher Education institution with the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in May 2018. The BAC is recognised globally as an influential voice on standards and quality for the education sector, and provides continuing improvement in the general standard and quality of further and higher education in the UK, as well as in the global education market.

The BAC currently accredits more than 230 institutions in 19 countries. Boston is one of only two Higher Education Institutions to have achieved the BAC accreditation award in South Africa.

The BAC is additionally a full member of the following international organisations, which provide Boston students with additional confirmation of the standards of quality, as well as international recognition, of our programmes:

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA);
European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education;
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE); and
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA) (Affiliate Member).

“We are so proud to make this announcement!” So says Boston’s Dean for Institutional Advancement, Dr Linda Meyer. “Boston City Campus & Business College offers a range of qualifications. Prospective students should use the opportunity to reflect on higher education as a means to secure employment, and to ensure professional career advancement, by completing a Boston locally and internationally recognised programme.  The biggest achievement for our institution in 2018 has been the awarding of accreditation with the British Accreditation Council – Boston graduates are now assured of exiting an institution that has international recognition.”

What does it really mean that Boston has been awarded accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)? Dr Meyer considers why accreditation with the BAC is significant for Boston as an institution, and outlines some benefits for the student.

According to Meyer, higher education institutions increasingly have to locate themselves within the global context of an ever-changing educational landscape. “At the same time, there is a strong drive to show how contextual realities shape educational theory and practices. In other words – higher education institutions such as Boston must stay in touch with the needs and skills demands of business to remain relevant.” In this space, Boston needs to think local and act globally.

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