To maintain accreditation, centres must submit an Annual Declaration form (Word 271KB) to the Accreditation Unit each year. We will email you in December outlining what information you need to send us to maintain accreditation. Annual declaration forms must be returned to the Unit by 15 February each year.
Inform us about changes
In the event of changes to provision such as a change of owner, principal or academic manager, new premises or other major changes, the Accreditation Unit must be notified immediately using the Notification of changes form (Word 57KB).
If a new school or centre is being opened, accredited centres must submit a Request for an extension of accreditation form (Word 68KB). This is to be completed by the main contact in the accredited organisation only.
Accredited centres are re-inspected every four years. The Inspections Co-ordinator will write to accredited centres in the autumn of the year before the re-inspection is due and indicate the proposed month of re-inspection.
Accredited centres are responsible for submitting their re-inspection applications by the appropriate deadline (see table below) to maintain accreditation.
|September/October 2017||2 June 2017|
|November/December 2017||28 July 2017|
|January/February/March 2018||3 November 2017|
|April/May/June 2018||6 January 2018|
|July/August 2018||2 March 2018|
There are various templates available to assist you in the preparation for and the provision of documentation for inspection. A full list of documents can be found on pages 47 to 50 of the Accreditation UK Handbook.