Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body Accreditation

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body Accreditation

Accreditation is the process whereby a professional association or non-governmental agency gives recognition to a school or institution for its demonstrated ability to meet predetermined criteria for established Professional, Statutory or Regulatory standards. The academic content and other aspects of taught programmes can often be influenced by the requirements of accrediting bodies and professional associations.

Accreditation provides potential benefits for students, e.g.:

  • Recognised fast-track route for graduates seeking professional status
  • Exemption from certain professional examinations

Other benefits of accreditation:

  • It provides a further way of assuring and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning provision in Subjects
  • Accreditation reports inform Annual Monitoring and Periodic Subject Review

The University currently delivered 226 programmes which are accredited by a range of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs). A list of all programmes will be available shortly.

Should you require confirmation of an accredited programme please contact [staff member in quick links].

Programme accreditation is recorded in MyCampus. The information held is reviewed periodically and the School Quality Officer and named programme contacts are invited to check and update the entries for their School.

It is the responsibility of the School Quality Officer to report newly accredited programmes to the Senate Office.

Formal reports and/or letters confirming accreditation, and any associated action plan should be routinely copied to the Senate Office (Karen.Robertson@glasgow.ac.uk) by the named contact.

To report a programme accreditation complete the form below:

Accreditation information is published in the Key Information Set to potential students and is recorded on students Higher Education Achievement Report (transcript).

The School Quality Officer liaises with named contacts who have responsibility for the accreditation of the School’s programmes to ensure that accreditation outcomes are routinely reported to the College Learning & Teaching Committee and action taken as necessary.

The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) receives an annual update on the outcomes of accreditation to maintain an overview of key issues relating to approved programmes and to note any good practice that has been highlighted. ASC may consult the full accreditation reports as necessary.