Accreditation

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Accreditation is a process in which a programme of study or institution is assessed for its standard and given official recognition. The accreditation process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of educational provisions, making it worthy of public confidence. There are two types of accreditation. 

Institutional accreditation is concerned with the evaluation of an entire institution, while programme accreditation is concerned with the quality of a specific course or programme of study.

What are the specific standards for accreditation?

  • Click here to download the Institutional Accreditation Standards
  • Click here to download the Programme Accreditation Standards

The Barbados Accreditation Council establishes guidelines, procedures and standards for institutions seeking accredited status for particular programmes. The 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 the Council, in the decision to confirm or reaffirm accreditation, is the assurance of quality education by member institutions.

Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation has overwhelming benefits for:

  • Students
  • Institutions 
  • Employers
  • The nation

For the Benefits of Accreditation, click here