Cantab Academy (formally Wedge Education) was founded by Cambridge professors and graduates who have strong beliefs in education and its power of changing people’s lives. Our vision is to bring world-class education to aspiring young people in emerging countries. Every participant becomes a life member of the Cantab Academy Alumni Network. Please join us, and together we bring positive changes to the world.
BAC was established in 1984 to provide a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK. Our accreditation is recognised the world over by students, agents and government officials as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector. Alongside the British Council, whose Accreditation UK scheme serves as the definitive guide to the country’s English language centres, we have overseen the inspection of private post-16 education for over 30 years.
We are committed to both encouraging the highest standards of education offered by independent colleges and providing prospective students with an invaluable guide to quality in an often complex sector. Our charitable status informs our efforts not merely to pass judgement on institutions, but also to nurture their attempts to raise standards and the quality of education for all.
Our accreditation is recognised by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office, as a qualifying requirement for institutions wishing to enrol students on Short-Term Study Visas: students from outside the EEA will only secure a UK Short-Term Study Visa if they have a genuine offer from an accredited institution.
We are a member organisation of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.