The BALEAP Accreditation Scheme

BALEAP runs an accreditation scheme designed to establish and sustain the standard required of specialist courses in English for Academic Purposes. The label ‘BALEAP accredited’ is a recognised sign of quality for students looking for EAP programmes to help them pursue their studies effectively and for teachers looking for work on such programmes.

Assessment visits are extensive and rigorous but also supportive and formative. BALEAP member institutions seeking accreditation are entitled to a free visit from an Accreditation Scheme assessor to help them prepare for the accreditation process.

Institutions are inspected every four years by two assessors, who submit a detailed report to the BALEAP Accreditation Scheme (BAS) committee, which makes the final decision.

The aspects of your course that are assessed during an accreditation visit are:

  • Management and administration
  • Staffing
  • Resources and facilities
  • Course design
  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment
  • Student welfare
  • Course evaluation

Details of what an accreditation visit involves can be found in the Accreditation Scheme Handbook. and you can apply for accreditation online. For further information, please contact us

Apply for accreditation online