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Mat Wright

Accreditation UK provides 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, view Self evaluation template 2024 (Word 103KB)

We have prepared some examples of this to assist providers, view Self evaluation examples (PDF 605KB)

Pre-inspection briefings 

Upcoming online briefings

Preparing for a summer inspection: Friday 3 May, 2024 at 2.30 pm (UK time). Click here to reserve your place. 

The following videos are available to assist providers with the inspection process:

Introduction to Accreditation UK. Watch here.

Prepare for your upcoming Inspection.  Watch here.

Preparing for the Teaching and Learning section of the Inspection.  Watch here.


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