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Programme Accreditation

HEE is now inviting submissions from education providers seeking accreditation of their Advanced Clinical Practice Level 7 programmes.

Initial programme accreditation phase – 2020

Initially, only existing Higher Education validated Advanced Clinical Practice programmes that fully map to the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England and the HEE Standards for Education and Training (SET), will be considered for accreditation. There will be no charge to the education provider.

We are currently limiting the number of applications that will be processed monthly. To book an accreditation slot for your programme please follow the link for the month in which you plan to make your submission. 

Further information can be found in the June 2020 HEE SET guidance document (see Related Documents).

All potential applicants are also advised to read the 2020 Supplementary Guidance here.

We  also have answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about programme accreditation on our FAQs page. If you have any other questions on programme accreditation please email acpprogrammeaccreditation@hee.nhs.uk and we will update our FAQs page accordingly.

January 2021 submission form

February 2021 submission form

We will keep you informed of the progress of your submission.

In due course, HEE will open the opportunity for new and planned programmes to seek accreditation.

The programme accreditation process

Programme accreditation consists of several stages as outlined below: 

  • Stage 1: Completion of online Programme Accreditation booking form
  • Stage 2: Submission of both mapping documents and supporting evidence to Acpprogrammeaccreditation@hee.nhs.uk
  • Stage 3: Initial screening of all applications against threshold requirements
  • Stage 4: Standards Review by Centre Reviewers*
  • Stage 5: Internal and External review 
  • Stage 6: Notification and final processes

A list of HEE accredited Advanced Clinical Practice programmes will be published

*Clarification or requests for additional information may be sought from education providers at this stage.

At Stage 3, checks are undertaken to confirm that all threshold requirements are met including ensuring that all documentation has been received and submission paperwork is fully completed. HEE will also seek confirmatory information from its regional quality teams and Advanced Practice leads about the programme at this stage and further clarification from you may be required.

Once a complete set of documentation has been received, and the stage 3 checks are satisfactory, the education provider will be informed and, should they wish, could ‘badge’ the programme as ‘HEE accreditation pending.'

Stage 4 involves an independent review by at least two Centre reviewer. This is followed by internal and external scrutiny in Stage 5. Education providers will receive notification of outcome in Stage 6. Quality assurance processes will require on-going monitoring of all HEE accredited Advanced Clinical Practice programmes.