Overview

The Barbados Accreditation Council is the sole government agency with responsibility for assuring the quality and integrity of post-secondary or tertiary education and training in Barbados. Its mandate includes:

  • CARICOM Skills Qualification - Granting of Certificates of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification in accordance with the provisions of the Caribbean Community (Movement of Skilled Nationals) Act, 2004 and related purposes and The examination and verification of Certificates of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification granted to CARICOM nationals by Member States for the purpose of giving effect on Article 46 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
  • Registration - The goal of registration is to certify that a provider meets the requirements established by the Council to offer post-secondary/tertiary education and/or training programmes of study or courses in Barbados. This section sets out the guidelines, criteria, process and documentation requirements for providers wishing to apply for registration with the Barbados Accreditation Council. Initially, all providers may not meet the guidelines and criteria set out below. However, the Council will provide technical support as part of its developmental programme. The achievement of the registration criteria will make it easier for the provider when seeking accreditation.
  • Accreditation - As the quality assurance body for  tertiary education and training in Barbados, the council establishes guidelines ,procedures and standards for institutions seeking accredited status for particular programmes. council's granting of accreditation status to an institution is an expression of confidence in the institution's mission and goals; the quality of faculty and students; the quality of academic programmes and the level and appropriateness of resources. The  primary consideration of council, in the decision to confirm or reaffirm accreditation, is the assurance of quality education by member institutions.