The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is an independent body, established in 1984 'to improve and enhance the standards of independent further and higher educational institutions by the establishment of a system of accreditation'.

BAC works in close collaboration with accreditation schemes operated by the British Council (in the field of English as a Foreign Language) and the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.

The system of accreditation established by the three bodies was described by the Rt. Hon. John MacGregor, as Secretary of State in 1990, as 'the only public guarantee of standards in independent institutions of further and higher education in the UK'.

Contempo Learning has been recognized efficiently by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for further and higher education.