Schools are required to inform Registry annually of forthcoming accreditations, validation, reviews or similar activities by professional bodies and the proposed nature of that activity.
The Accreditation Submissions Sub-Committee of ASQC will consider draft core self-assessments and associated documentation on behalf of ASQC prior to submission to the professional body. Approval of the documentation by the Sub-Committee is required prior to its submission to the professional body.
The draft core accreditation documentation should be submitted to Registry by the School approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the deadline for its formal submission to the professional body.
It is the normal expectation that Schools will involve students or their representative(s) in the preparation of their submissions to QAA and to professional bodies prior to the Sub-Committee’s consideration of draft documentation.
The Academic Quality & Standards Committee will consider and comment on any report(s) and responses arising from the accreditation/validation. The Committee may refer matters arising from reports and responses to other appropriate committees or to officers of the University. The Committee shall particularly seek to identify and promulgate examples of good practice. To this end, Schools are reminded that copies of reports received from professional bodies must be forwarded to Registry.
As part of the QAA's approach to Institutional Review in Wales, accreditation/validation and monitoring reports produced by professional or statutory bodies must be included in the information which an HEI makes available to provide assurance about academic quality and standards. Therefore, it is important that central information on accreditation is accurate and up-to-date.
Queries regarding the University’s requirements in relation to professional accreditation should be addressed to: