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Partnerships

Accreditation

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Accreditation

We will accredit your learning programme if matches all, or part of, one of our awards in terms of:

  • level
  • content
  • study hours and
  • assessment 

After taking an accredited programme, your learners will be eligible to receive credits towards one of our awards.  This will make it easier, quicker and less expensive for them to gain one of our professional qualifications.  Also, by recognising a participant’s achievement on your learning programme, they will feel more confident of their abilities and your commitment to their career development.

Endorsement

You may be running learning programmes that relate to banking and finance but don’t match exactly to units in our awards, for example because they are shorter or specialised. 

We can recognise these programmes with endorsements, giving your participants confidence in the quality of the learning they’re undertaking. 

Achieving either form of recognition helps to enhance your programmes’ reputation and credibility in the eyes of staff, students, members and the wider banking and finance sector.

Benefits for you

  • External, independent recognition from a professional body
  • Use of our Accreditation or Endorsement logo and strapline
  • Support from our dedicated corporate team
  • Expert help with programme development, delivery, assessment and quality assurance policies and procedures
  • Increased credibility to attract more participants

How it works

If you’re interested in accreditation or endorsement for your learning programme, you will need to contact our Corporate Team.  The process to review your programme is:

  • One of our Relationship Directors will get in touch to discuss your programme
  • We will arrange an initial review of your programme and inform you whether accreditation or endorsement is feasible
  • You will be informed of the fees and requirements to achieve recognition
  • If both parties wish to proceed, we will ask you to complete an application form and to send us supporting documentation
  • We undertake a full review of all aspects of the programme and present a proposal to our committee and senior management

Once we’ve agreed to endorse or accredit your programme, the recognition usually lasts for three years. We can then renew it if both parties wish to.

We monitor the quality and standards of all the learning programmes that we accredit and endorse. To help us do this, you will need to submit an annual report – for which we will provide the template.


Fees

We always set out our fees clearly before reviewing a programme. These will vary depending on:

  • which type of recognition you’re applying for
  • the size of the programme and
  • the time taken to complete the review.

Initial review fees will apply and this is based on a number of factors including the nature of the recognition being sought, the size of the programme and the time taken to complete the review.  We are transparent about our fees and will always set out our fees clearly and prior to a review taking place.

The usual duration of an accreditation or endorsement agreement is three years and can be renewed by mutual agreement.

You will also need to pay annual management fees over the time that we accredit or endorse your programme.

As part of ongoing monitoring of quality and standards, an organisation is required to submit an annual report (for which a template is provided).