SEDA-PDF Fees


Initial programme registration/accreditation
Providing recognition for an institution and accreditation for one programme under a specific named SEDA award.

For institutional members of SEDA: £1150

For non-members: £1600

The basic fees cover a visit by two accreditors and mentoring support. It does not cover the annual fee following accreditation (see below). The travel and other expenses of accreditor(s) in the accreditation visit are met by the institution. (Overseas institutions should discuss the need for a visit with the PDF Committee chair, so that costs can be minimised.)

Subsequent programmes
Providing accreditation for additional programmes run by recognised institutions.

For institutional members of SEDA: £600 which includes mentor support and the accreditation event for one programme but not the accreditor's travel or accommodation expenses.

For non-members: £700
which includes mentor support and the accreditation event for one programme but not the accreditor's travel or accommodation expenses.

Where several subsequent programmes are registered at the same time, it may not be necessary to pay a mentor support fee (£300) for each programme. The PDF Committee will make a decision about how much mentor support will be required.


These fees do not cover annual fees following accreditation (see below).

Annual fees
This covers continuing institutional recognition and programme accreditation and includes the cost of a review every fifth year. A review normally takes the form of an institutional visit by one reviewer. Fees are payable each January following initial accreditation.

If accreditation occurs part way through the year, upon accreditation, institutions will receive an invoice for a partial annual fee to cover the remainder of the current year: for accreditations approved at the February PDF committee, an annual fee is paid for that year; for accreditations approved at the June committee, half an annual fee is paid for that year; for accreditations approved at the November committee, no fee is paid for that year.

Annual fees for institutional members of SEDA
One programme: £448
Two programmes:
£802
Three programmes: £1122
Four or more programmes: £1398

Annual fees for non-members
One programme: £601
Two programmes: £1025
Three programmes: £1405
Four or more programmes: £1741

Institutional membership of SEDA is £1150 annually.

Any travel/accommodation expenses incurred by the mentors, accreditors or reviewers must be covered by the institution; by arrangement.

Discretionary Arrangements  
a) Small institutions/organisations may apply for a reduction of 20% in the applicable charges. Criteria might include staff/student numbers, financial turnover etc. Claims will be considered by the PDF Committee Chair in consultation with relevant SEDA officers. Their decision will be final. Only one 20% discount per institution is allowable.

b) Overseas applications will be dealt with so far as is possible in accordance with the standard fee structure. However, there may be occasions when it would be appropriate to vary process and/or fees. Such cases will be subject to individual negotiation and agreement between SEDA and the institution/organisation concerned. 

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