Become an Accreditor

Benefits

Being an Academic Accreditor allows you to contribute to the development of tomorrow’s engineers by helping to maintain and improve the quality of Higher Education Engineering provision in the UK (and sometimes internationally).

You will also be able to influence the development of accreditation and gain a deep insight into the accreditation process to help you prepare for your own Department’s accreditation visit. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with peers from both the academic and industrial worlds. 

Criteria

For Academics:

Academic Accreditors are expected to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • External examining.
  • Course leader / programme director position or with a leading role in course management or design.
  • Members of institutional validation and/or review committee.
  • Quality assurance agency auditing.

In addition, they will normally be registrants with appropriate knowledge and experience.

For Industrialists:

Industrialists don’t need to meet the above criteria, though they must have knowledge and experience of the Higher Education sector.

Full details of the criteria and the terms and conditions of becoming an Academic Accreditor are available to download below:
 


Recruitment process

Volunteers can apply by completing the application form below.  Some Accreditors are nominated by existing Accreditors or members of the Academic Accreditation Committee.  All applicants are required to follow each stage of the recruitment process. 

  • stage 1- application
  • stage 2- interview
  • stage 3- training, including attending two accreditation visits
  • stage 4- accepted onto team

How to apply

Interested? Please read the terms and conditions before considering to apply to become an academic accreditor.  In order to apply you will need to send your completed application form (available to download below) to Sarah Stokes at: Email: accreditation@theiet.org   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
 

 

Please note that all applications will be placed on hold until July 2014