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University of Bath

QA8 Professional Accreditation

This Quality Assurance (QA) Code of Practice statement supports departments in the approval and management of the professional accreditation of programmes.

Professional accreditation is official recognition awarded by an external professional or statutory body that the University or a programme meets a specific standard or criteria.

Accredited status serves a variety of functions including:

  • recognition of the quality of the programme
  • accreditation of programmes for professional entry
  • statutory, with legal powers to represent
  • regulatory, with inspectorial function.

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