The University accreditation process
The stages of becoming a partner organisation and developing new modules are designed to assure the University, in relation to its own accountability as an accrediting body, that the health or social care provider is sufficiently resourced to consistently meet the University's educational criteria for the delivery of an accredited module(s). This process also helps the partnership organisation to ‘quality assure’ their own educational processes and delivery. Advice and guidance are given at each stage of the process.
At present Health and Social Care providers are not normally charged for the initial approval process, approval visit or subsequent module approvals. Subsequently the University charges the partner organisation for each student they register on each University approved partnership module. This charge, per module, contributes to administrative costs, University registration, academic oversight of the module(s), quality assurance arrangements and external examining, access to the Digital Learning Environment (i.e. teaching and learning resources), and consultation and advice on new module developments.