Approval vs Accreditation – what’s the difference?
Higher Education Academy Approval differs from Accreditation in that it does not automatically result in participating individuals being awarded professional recognition as a Fellow of the HEA. HEA Approval is external confirmation that a product or resource is aligned to the UKPSF and therefore may be used as evidence towards an individual’s direct application for HEA Fellowship.
Six steps to Higher Education Academy approval
Upon successful completion of a rigorous six-step application process, we will issue a licence to you, permitting the use of our ‘Approved’ quality mark.
Initial suitability review
Application and submision
Approval and licence
Annual approval review
More information can be found in Six steps to HEA approvals.
- Six steps to HEA approvals
- HEA approval guidance
- HEA approval application document
- Approval process flyer