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The academic accreditation policy and guidance


Download the ADAMS user guide for guidance through each stage of the system; from login to requesting a service, to submitting data for an accreditation visit, or review.


For details on what’s needed when you’re putting together an accreditation visit, download the ADAMS submission guidance.

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We’ve brought all the guidance and regulations governing our academic accreditation into one pack. It also contains our requirements for accredited degree programmes and good practice guidance.


Engineering Council

Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP4)


The fourth edition of the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) was published by the Engineering Council on 31 August 2020 and implemented by 31 December 2021, with learning outcomes implemented by 31 August 2024.

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We’ve created a guide on how to meet these learning outcomes which you may find useful.

To supplement the guidance above, we have also produced a 30 minute training presentation that provides an overview of each of the 18 AHEP 4 learning outcomes.