Recognition of Awarding Bodies

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Any post-secondary/tertiary institution who wants to award qualifications in Barbados, needs to be recognized by the Barbados Accreditation Council as an awarding body. The institution must meet specific criteria that outlines the definition of an awarding body and submit a plan of proposed provision defining the level, types and subject/sector of qualifications. Once recognised, awarding bodies will be issued with a Certificate of Recognition for Awarding Bodies by the Council. Post-recognition, awarding bodies must submit to the Council under confidential cover an updated plan of its provisions that include its intentions to develop new qualifications, with the appropriate sector/subject framework, and amend existing qualifications. Please see further details about this process in the Guidelines for Recognition of Awarding Bodies.

The Application Form and guidelines to the process can be found by clicking the link below:

Recognition of Awarding Bodies Application

Recognition of Awarding Bodies Guidelines