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(s), if applicable 
  2. Contact the other accreditor(s)
  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 the documents with the other accreditor(s), in detail . If necessary contact the programme leader for clarification and 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(s) 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 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. Contact the mentor to discuss and reflect on the experience of the process as a CPD exercise
  4. Follow up conditions and recommendations, where applicable 
  5. For subsequent accreditations, the accreditation starts from the institutional recognition documents and report.
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