Guidance for Accreditors on the accreditation process

  1. Receive notification from SEDA office of the name and contact details of the programme leader and the other accreditor (where institutional recognition is involved) and of role, i.e. lead accreditor not. For subsequent accreditations, i.e. new programme with institutional review only, there is no second accreditor.
  2. Contact the other accreditor.
  3. Review the material received from the programme leader - use the SEDA office to chase up if it is not forthcoming.
  4. Communicate with the other accreditor. Work through documents with the other accreditor, in detail . If necessary the lead accreditor will contact the programme leader for clarification and may request additional documentation.
  5. When these issues have been resolved, plan for an accreditation visit
  • Decide who you want to meet at the event (e.g. ensure for a new institution that you meet the PVC for learning and teaching or equivalent)
  • Set the timetable - including time for yourself and the other accreditor to meet alone and agree the outcome
  • Send a list of questions to the programme leader to be addressed at the accreditation event, negotiated between the two accreditors
  1. Do the accreditation.
  2. Write a report with recommendations and conditions, send it to the programme leader to include their own reflections and to send on to SEDA.
  3. Follow up recommendations, if applicable. For subsequent accreditations, the accreditation starts from the institutional recognition documents and report.
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