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Mat Wright

Accreditation UK provide support for centres preparing for inspection. We provide self-evaluation templates, guidance documents and the option to attend a pre-inspection briefing. Centres that enrol students under 18 should consult the Safeguarding under 18s page.

Self evaluation template

You can self evaluate your organisation against the inspection criteria. Use this template to see how you match up against the criteria.

Self evaluation template 2024 (Word 103KB)

We have prepared some examples of this to assist providers - please see below

Self evaluation examples (PDF 605KB)

Pre-inspection briefings 

A video is available for centres preparing for re-inspection in 2023.

You can watch it here.

Additionally there is a video specifically on preparing for the Teaching and Learning section of the inspection in 2023. Watch it here

New applicants are asked to contact the  Accreditation Unit. When there is sufficient demand, we will run a briefing.

In the meantime, applicants can view this recording on accreditation and inspection.

Upcoming briefings

27 March 2024 at 3pm (UK time). Click here for form to reserve your place.

English UK consultancy

English UK provides a consultancy service to help centres prepare for accreditation or inspection. Visit the English UK website for more information.

Guidance documents

At the bottom of the page you can download:

  • Teacher qualifications evaluation form and flowchart - ensuring that teachers hold qualifications that meet the Scheme criteria is an important step in the preparation for inspection.
  • Guidance for providers on assessing Teaching and learning
  • Guidance on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and Prevent strategy - an information sheet, risk assessment and action plan template, and sample policy 
  • Guidance on preparing documentation for multicentre inspections
  • Criteria, requirements and guidance document - landscape version
  • Guidance on writing an emergency plan