In December 2010, Metropolitan College in Athens received its first accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), certifying that it is an overseas independent higher education institution.
BAC was established by the UK’s Department of Education and the British Council in 1984 to oversee independent further and higher education in the UK. It is a registered charity and a not for profit organisation. BAC has developed a series of internationally recognised standards against which institutions are judged and accredited. Today, BAC accredits more than 230 institutions in 19 countries, while more than 300,000 students study at BAC accredited institutions (more than 40,000 students study Internationally).
BAC institutions are monitored and all receive an Interim visit within the accreditation cycle so there is a regular review of the institution to ensure that it continues the high standards required to maintain BAC accreditation. The Metropolitan College BAC accreditation is offered after a detailed inspection of its facilities which at the time included the Library, all specialized laboratories [Physiotherapy, Dietetics, dance studio, acting studio containing a stage and stage lighting, two soundproof booths for sound engineering and voiceover work], Computer Labs, Counselling Centre, Academic Learning Centre, Sports Facilities and Lounge-Cafe.