Accreditation is the Society's independent assessment of educational quality as assessed against the Society component standards. The same standards which are at the heart of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) benchmark statement. You may be interested to look at our FAQs covering Accreditation
These standards cover:
In addition there are standards covering:
Accreditation covers full degree courses for Undergraduates (Levels 4-6) and Postgraduates (Level 7). For less than the full degrees such as certificates and diplomas then Recognition may be appropriate and also under consideration is Endorsement covering Level 3 & 4. There are many benefits to accreditation. For the students (and parents) it shows the course has been independently assessed and meets the professional body standards thus giving additional confidence. To the industry and employer it shows the university is serious about independent scrutiny and meeting the standards and showing continual improvement to develop graduate employees. In addition it shows the university is open to independent review and has been successful providing assurance to students and employers.
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