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ABP (Association of Business Practitioners) Accreditation Process

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ABP (Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk) is a not-for-profit UK awarding organisation which develops and accredits business related, professional qualifications, from short courses to postgraduate diplomas, delivered through accredited colleges.

ABP's accreditation process is a quality assurance process to ensure a successful learning experience for potential candidates following ABP qualifications.

Centres are assessed against standards to demonstrate their competence and performance capability. This presentation highlights the stages of the process and the criteria for successful accreditation. If you have any enquiries or require further information please do not hesitate to visit www.abp.org.uk/centres/abp-approval-process

If you wish to become a centre accredited by ABP please complete and submit the no-obligation enquiry form at www.abp.org.uk/centres/centre-application.

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ABP (Association of Business Practitioners) Accreditation Process

  1. 1. ABP’s Accreditation Process
  2. 2. What is Accreditation Accreditation is a quality assurance process to ensure a successful learning experience for potential candidates following ABP qualifications. Centres are assessed against standards to demonstrate their competence and performance capability.Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  3. 3. The Focus of Accreditation Centre Approval – To confirm that a prospective centre has the managerial, administrative and physical resource infrastructure to credibly support student learning. Qualification Approval – To confirm that a prospective centre has the human and physical capacity to deliver subject/sector learning/teaching and carry out student assessments.Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  4. 4. How Long Does Accreditation Take? The speed of accreditation is dependent upon the centre’s ability to complete the application, pay the fees in full and reach the standards set by ABP for approval. Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  5. 5. Steps to Accreditation?
  6. 6. 6 Steps to AccreditationExpression of Interest in Application –Accreditation Quality Submission of Review of Processing of by Centre / Assurance Forms & Application by Application by Approval Appropriate Assessment by Payment of ABP ABP forms ABP Fees by Centre provided by ABP
  7. 7. Expression of Interest in Accreditation by Centre To start the accreditation process  Complete the no-obligation form at www.abp.org.uk/centres/centre- application or  Contact your local ABP Representative via info@abp.org.ukAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  8. 8. Provision of Accreditation Forms by ABP ABP will provide the relevant forms for accreditation including;  Centre Agreement form  Centre Approval form  Qualification Approval form or Centre Devised Qualification FormAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  9. 9. Support ABP Offers During the Accreditation Process Includes;  Dedicated accreditation department  International offices and representatives  FAQs  Guides to completing the forms  Checklists  Workflow for accreditationAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  10. 10. Application – Submission of Forms and Payment of Fees by Centre Centres must;  Submit appropriate forms in full  Pay fees in full (including centre approval and qualification approval) Fees will be confirmed by ABP on applicationAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  11. 11. Review of Application by ABP ABP will;  Collate the information provided in the application  Provide feedback  Request further information if necessary  Update on progress and explain next stepsAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  12. 12. Processing of Application by ABP Once the required criteria is met ABP will ensure all information provided by the centre, regarding the application, is available and accessible to the Quality Assurance Department.Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  13. 13. Quality Assurance Assessment by ABP The Quality Assurance Department will examine and review the credibility of the application to ensure a successful learning experience for potential candidates following ABP qualifications.Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  14. 14. Centre & Qualification Approval If approval is given by the Quality Assurance Department we will send the centre the;  Welcome Pack  Centre Approval Certificate & Letter  Qualification Units  Marketing MaterialAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  15. 15. Centre & Qualification Approval When a centre has been accredited they can;  Advertise ABP accreditation  Advertise the qualification(s) they are approved to run  Deliver the qualification(s) they are approved to runAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  16. 16. Criteria for Accreditation
  17. 17. Criteria for AccreditationQuality Assurance standards met in fullPayment of Fees in Full Forms completed and submitted to ABP’s satisfaction including; A1 Centre Approval Form Centre Agreement Form B1 Qualification Approval Form or B2 Centre Devised Qualifications FormAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  18. 18. Criteria for Accreditation – Supporting Evidence (Part 1)Receipt of Centre Policies covering; Health & Safety Diversity & Equality Confidentiality & Data Protection Malpractice (including Plagiarism) Complaints & Appeals Internal Quality Assurance /VerificationAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  19. 19. Criteria for Accreditation – Supporting Evidence (Part 2)  Accurate and up to date contact details  Sample assignments  Centre handbooks and guides  Tutor CVs  Organisational chart of centre  Utility bill (Proof of Centre Address)Association of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk
  20. 20. After Approval
  21. 21. After ApprovalAfter a centre is approved ABP will arrange; Regular External Quality Assurance visits Centre Support Regular updates on qualifications and developments at ABP Promotional activities for the centre Re-approval after a yearAssociation of Business Practitioners www.abp.org.uk

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