Reception Academy is proud to be accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality (IOH). Read on to see how beneficial this is for our students.

The British Accreditation Council (BAC)

For over a quarter of a century, the BAC has provided trusted and recognised accreditation to enhance the standards and quality of independent further and higher education providers.

UK Border Agency approved for the purposes of sponsorship of Student Visitor visas

BAC accreditation is recognised by the UK Border Agency (UKBA), part of the Home Office, as a qualifying requirement for institutions wishing to enrol students on Student Visitor visas.

Students from outside the EEA will only secure a UK Student Visitor visa if they have a genuine offer from an accredited institution such as Reception Academy.

By taking a course with Reception Academy you may apply for one of the following visas:

  • Student Visitor Visa: is usually granted for up to 6 months provided you undertake a short course of study.

  • General Visitor Visa or a Business Visitor Visa is usually granted for up to 30 days provided that you undertake a short course and the study is not the main purpose of the visit.

Please visit the official UK Government Website for the latest visa information.

The UK Council for International Student Affair (UKCISA) provides guidance on the procedures a student should follow in order to enter the UK on a Student Visitor Visa, including details of who must apply for entry clearance before travelling to the UK.

Affiliate of ENQA

The BAC is an affiliate of ENQA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

BAC accredited institutions

BAC accredited institutions provide a vast range of learning opportunities within the framework of independent further and higher education for students who want the flexibility to study in their own way.

You can check if an organisation is BAC accredited by following this link. The accreditation report on Reception Academy can be found here.

For further details on how to apply for a Student Visitor Visa click here or alternatively get in touch with our admin team who will be able to assist.

Click here to print the Visa Application Guide

The Institute of Hospitality (IOH)

We are proud to say that our courses are officially endorsed by the highly regarded Institute of Hospitality, making us the perfect choice for your hotel career.

The Institute of Hospitality is an authoritative international body in the field of accreditation for programmes of professional study in hospitality, leisure and tourism as well as an endorsement of hospitality training.

Reception Academy courses are endorsed for their quality, innovation and industry-specific modules tailored to the needs of leading hotels around the world.

The endorsement will provide Reception Academy students with:

  • A competitive advantage
  • Added value to their education and professional development
  • International recognition
  • Professional recognition
  • Quality assurance

The endorsement gives individuals confidence in their selection of:

  • Training providers
  • Learning materials
  • Training programmes

Endorsed products and programmes demonstrate they meet a wide range of essential criteria relating to:

  • Quality standards
  • Quality learning outcomes

Whether you are looking to start a whole new Hotel Career or seeking to develop within the hospitality industry Reception Academy hotel specific training courses should be your first choice.

Not sure why accreditations are important? Read the blog on Why accreditation matters when choosing a training provider