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Accreditation of Training Courses
Accreditation of Training Courses
BACP 2009, 5th edition - amended 2012
NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The 2012 publication of the scheme replaces all previous versions, including the original 5th edition of April 2009
Accreditation of Training Courses v2012
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This download contains all course accreditation scheme criteria, Terms & Conditions for course accreditation and a summary of the course accreditation application, assessment and maintenance processes. The amended 2012 version incorporates amendments made to the criteria in July 2012, which are renumbered accordingly. This version also includes the formalised Terms & Conditions for course accreditation 2013. From October 2013, all new applications for course accreditation received must be accompanied by a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions. Please note that it is important to use the corresponding application form when applying under the newly numbered criteria - if you have any queries about this, please contact us.BACP regrets that the scheme in its current edition cannot accommodate applicant courses which have yet to graduate a cohort of students from the training. Although it has been agreed in principle that this would be possible, the development of robust application, assessment and monitoring procedures would be necessary in order to put this into practice whilst maintaining the usual high BACP standard of accreditation. Any update to this situation will be posted on this page and published in Therapy Today.
BACP's Accreditation of Training Courses is...
- The definitive standard for training providers wanting to gain formal recognition for the high standard of training which they deliver.
- A framework for trainers wanting to design a professional practitioner training to a nationally recognised high standard.
- A reference for prospective students seeking assurance about the quality of their future training.
- A benchmark for employers when recruiting practitioners who need to be trained to a high professional standard.
The Core Curriculum 2007 is published as an appendix to the document.
Course tutors, programme leaders and other course staff required for feedback about the course accreditation scheme. Does your course have difficulty in meeting the BACP standard because of funding or other restrictions (e.g. university or awarding body requirements)? What challenges may be anticipated when making changes to the scheme? Should changes be made to the accreditation criteria and/or application process and why? Tell us why your course is/isn't accredited with BACP? Remember to include your role, type of course and education sector (e.g. programme leader, L4 Diploma, FE). Please... send us your feedback
NEW Application Form 2012
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NEW Terms & Conditions
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APPLICATION FORM The course accreditation application form is used to make your application. It guides you through making your application, streamlines the assessment process and results in a more informative assessors' report for your course at the end. The form deals with each criterion in order, asking how the course meets each one and where the supporting evidence can be found. Essentially, you tell the assessor how your course meets each criterion and then direct him/her assessor to the specific part of the supporting evidence which proves it. Remember to write thorough, comprehensive statements to describe how the course meets each criterion and to cross-reference all the relevant course documents clearly to the relevant pages/paragraphs in the column provided. Each reference should be a clear signpost to the assessors, showing them exactly where they need to go to in your application material. Request course application form
GETTING STARTED self-assessment If you are only just starting to consider course accreditation you can begin by self-assessing the course. You might do this by yourself or as a group exercise for key tutors/course team. Working as a group shares the workload, thus easing the burden of preparing an application and encouraging the whole team to share responsibility and ownership. Start by thinking of the course accreditation scheme criteria as an overall framework and consider how your course might fit within it. The application form can then be used as an assessment tool to consider each criterion in turn…can your course meet each one and provide satisfactory evidence to show this? Bear in mind that a successful application will contain comprehensive statements about how the course meets the criteria, include relevant course documents to illustrate this and clearly cross reference all statements to specific parts of the evidence.
NOTIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION Please notify us at least two months before submission if you intend to submit a course application. Assessment throughput is high and our assessors’ time is extremely valuable with applications allocated to them in advance. Arranged submission dates can be re-negotiated but late or unexpected applications cannot be sent for assessment immediately upon arrival.
COURSE ACCREDITATION FEES The £2475 fee is payable in two stages, £1100 application stage and £1375 visit stage (applicable until 31 March 2014). Non-UK based courses may incur additional costs.
Credit/Debit Card Form
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CPD ENDORSEMENT SCHEME If you are seeking recognition of short courses, workshops or other professional developmental opportunities for qualified practitioners, visit our pages for application details or email Sabine
ADVERTISING Only courses that have been through BACP's application and assessment process and received confirmation of their accredited status may include the words "BACP Accredited Course" in their publicity material or use the 'Course Accredited by BACP' logo. Other courses should not publicise the claim that they have applied or intend to apply for accreditation. This is because applications may be delayed, withdrawn, unsuccessful or encounter delays during the assessment process.
This provides a summary of the more common queries about course accreditation. If you have any unanswered queries about the criteria or application and assessment process, please email Allie or call 01455 883338.
RECENT CHANGES 2012
The complete original (i.e. un-amended) version of the scheme 2009 is available on request from course accreditation at BACP. This version is no longer published online, to minimise confusion.
Changes July 2012
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Ms AJ Griffiths | Project Manager - Courses & CPD Marketing | Communications & Membership
* The 2009 scheme is known informally as the ‘Gold Book' because of its cover colour (applies also to the 2012 amended issue).