New to Higher Education Academy Accreditation?

If your institution subscribes to selected Higher Education Academy partner packages you can make one free submission for accreditation consisting of up to five programmes in every four-year cycle. Once awarded, Higher Education Academy Accreditation lasts for a period of four years.

Your institution’s journey to accreditation is a 3 step process:

  • Step 1 - Application form completion
  • Step 2 - Panel review of your application
  • Step 3 - Accreditation approval

Please note that Accreditation does not cover programmes or resources that are developed for commercial sale. The HEA offers a separate Approvals service for programmes of this nature. Please see Approvals.

New to Higher Education Academy Accreditation?

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Process

Your institution’s journey to accreditation is a 3 step process:

Step 1

Completing your application

You can apply for accreditation using the Higher Education Academy Accreditation submission template. This must be endorsed by the institutional signatory and be accompanied by the full participant facing guidance for all programmes presented.

 

Step 2

Panel review of your accreditation applications 

Our accreditation panel consists of three independent accreditors, who are either Senior or Principal Fellows of the HEA, chaired by a member of HEA staff. Accreditors undertake both initial training and continuing professional development with the HEA in relation to HEA Fellowships and are required to demonstrate they remain in good standing.

 

Step 3

Panel decision and recommendations

Our accreditation panel will review your application against four accreditation criteria that will lead to one of three decisions being made for each programme presented: 

Accredit

Accreditation can be awarded with no further action. Feedback may include recommendations for future development and identification of good practice. 

Accredit subject to conditions

The programme can be accredited subject to some minor clarifications and/or enhancements. Within the feedback, areas of good practice will be identified and an accreditation action plan will be provided. Your institution will then need to provide evidence that the conditions within the action plan have been met before accreditation is awarded.

Returned for further development

Where it is judged that major development is required to meet the accreditation criteria, the programme (or programmes) will be returned to your institution with explanatory guidance. A new submission will be reviewed by a new accreditation panel.

 

How long your HEA Accredition will remain valid

Once awarded, your accreditation will be in place for a four-year period.

On commencement of accreditation we require an Annual CPD Review for all non-credit bearing programmes. We will provide a template for this report, which contains data personal to your institution. This personalised template will be sent to you during May each year.

Complete the form below and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

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Date
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The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.

 

If you have a question or comment, please send us a message and we will get back to you shortly. 

The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.