Important things to know about your submission
- Application for HEA Accreditation is made via a documentary submission within a structured form revised annually.
- Your completed form must be endorsed by your institutional signatory and be accompanied by the full participant facing guidance for all programmes presented.
- Once your submission has been received it will be checked to ensure that all documentation is complete and an acknowledgement will be sent to you.
- Accreditation commences on either 1 September, 1 February or 1 May and runs for a period of four years.
The following deadlines apply:
|Accreditation submission deadline||Earliest programme start date|
|30 September 2018||1 January 2019|
|31 October 2018||1 February 2019|
|31 January 2019||1 May 2019|
|31 March 2019||1 September 2019|
|30 September 2019||1 January 2020|
|31 October 2019||1 February 2020|
Accreditation must be confirmed prior to the programme start date and backdating of accreditation start date is not permissible.
Accreditation submission guidance notes
You will need to refer closely to two HEA documents as you complete the submission template and embed the requirements for accreditation within the participant-facing guidance for each programme:
Please refer to the HEA accreditation policy 2018-19 for the terms and requirements related to HEA accreditation.
Submitting the completed accreditation submission template
When completed the submission template and appendices should be emailed to the accreditation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission will be checked to ensure that all documentation is complete and an acknowledgement will be sent to the institution.