JAMES | Accreditation Process

ACCREDITATION PROCESS

1 - ACCREDITATION REQUEST
Discuss course(s) to be accredited and agree costs.
Client receives application forms with submission check-list.
Client MUST at this point raise a Purchase Order from their Finance Department.

2 - PREPARATION
Client completes and returns application form including Purchase Order reference.
Client begins assembling requested submission documents.

3 - CONFIRMATION
Client is sent a JAMES invoice based on Purchase Order details agreed in Step 1.
Client is sent a JAMES URL link and submission invitation.
Client begins posting submission documents to JAMES URL.

4 - SUBMISSION COMPLETED
Client informs JAMES when submission is complete.

5 - INSPECTION VISIT DATE AGREED
Agreed date will normally be at least six weeks following Step 2.
A date cannot be set without return of application form and a Purchase Order.
Date must allow visiting assessors access to students from all years on the course and the course team.

IMPORTANT - Inspection visit may be delayed if there is less than four weeks following the Submission Complete date in Step 4.

6 - ARRANGE ACCOMMODATION (for assessors)
JAMES will select assessors relevant to course(s) for the visit.
JAMES will inform the client of the assessor details.
Client arranges accommodation for assessors and informs JAMES.

7 - INSPECTION VISIT
Assessors carry out accreditation Inspection visit based upon accreditation visit timetable.
Assessors send their reports to JAMES accreditation committee for review and comment.

8 - FINAL REPORT
Final JAMES Report and recommendations are confirmed by JAMES accreditation committee and sent to client within four weeks of inspection visit.

9 - FINAL REPORT
JAMES will invite client to complete a five minute quality assessment feedback review.
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ACCREDITATION FEES
One-Off Initial Evaluation
£CALL
*
Induction Review (All)
FE Course Accreditation
£CALL
3 years
Level 3 NQF
HE Course Accreditation
£CALL
3 years
HND/HNC
HE Course Accreditation
£CALL
3 years
FdA & Degree+
Provisional Accreditation
£CALL
18 months
Leading to Full Accreditation
£CALL
Following 3 years
Integrated Learning Centre
P.O.A.
3 years
4 or more courses
- These fees are inclusive of travel expenses incurred on assessor inspection visits but do not include any assessor overnight accommodation costs if required.
- These fees cover the cost of single course applications.
- Reduced cost options apply for multiple course applications.
- Fees are payable prior to the assessors inspection visit.

* The Initial Evaluation cost will only apply to institutions seeking their first accreditation with JAMES. It does NOT apply to existing institutions seeking re-accreditation.
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