Applying for AfN Degree Accreditation

Applying for AfN Degree Accreditation

Please note, the AfN Degree Accreditation Scheme applies only to degree programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate). To apply for individual registration with the UKVRN, please see our Apply for Registration section.

Applications for AfN accreditation and reaccreditation may be submitted twice a year, in October and February.  To apply, please select the relevant application form and read the associated guidance below.

Applications for reaccreditation should be submitted at least of six months prior to your re-accreditation deadline, as notified to you in your decision letter.

Please contact the Quality Assurance Manager (accreditation@associationfornutrition.org) if you would like further information or call 020 3795 8823 (Option 2).

For applications received on or before 1st October 2018

Applications for AfN accreditation and reaccreditation submitted on or before 1 October 2018 may either use the Programme Accreditation Application Form dated February 2017 or the Programme Accreditation Application Form dated July 2018.  (We are phasing in our new Programme Accreditation Application Form, dated July 2018, and encourage applicants to use this form if they haven’t already started to complete the form dated February 2017)

To be considered by our assessors, applications submitted on or before 1 October 2018 must be complete, and for applications for accreditation of new courses (not reaccreditation) fee payment made.

To apply, please complete either;

Programme Accreditation Application Form (Word) dated February 2017                        

Programme Accreditation Application Form (PDF)  dated February 2017

and refer to; 

Application Guidance dated February 2017

Or

Programme Accreditation Application Form (Word) dated August 2018

Programme Accreditation Form (PDF) dated August 2018

and refer to Application Guidance dated July 2018

Applicants will also need to refer to;

·    Programme Accreditation Outcomes, Standards and Procedures 

·    Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance

·    AfN Accreditation Marketing Rules

For applications received on or before 1 February 2019 

Applications for AfN accreditation and reaccreditation submitted on or before 1 February 2019 must use the Programme Accreditation Application Form dated July 2018. 

To be considered by our assessors, applications submitted on or before 1 February 2019 must be complete, and for applications for accreditation of new courses (not reaccreditation) fee payment made.

To apply, please complete;

Programme Accreditation Application Form (Word) dated July 2018 and refer to Application Guidance dated July 2018

Applicants will also need to refer to;

·    Programme Accreditation Outcomes, Standards and Procedures 

·    Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance

·    AfN Accreditation Marketing Rules

Application Form and Documents

All applications must be submitted in the following format: 

  •  a wiro/soft bound document (for large submissions- 2 wiro/soft bound documents may be submitted)
  • double sided copying
  • each page numbered sequentially
  • with a table of contents included 

Please note three hard copies of the application submission and one digital version must be provided.

Applications are considered by AfN Accreditation Assessors. Assessors make a recommendation to AfN Accreditation Committee, which has delegated authority on behalf of Council to accredit, reaccredit and decline to accredit courses and programmes in nutrition and as part of the assessment process additional information may be required from the applicant.  This process takes a minimum of six months for reaccreditation applications, and may take up to 12 months for new programmes applying for accreditation.

Accreditation Fees and Standard Conditions, applicable from 1st April 2018 
 
For new programmes applying for AfN accreditation: £2,350 assessment fee to be paid upon application.

AfN accredited programmes: annual accreditation fee: £1,410 payable annually (invoiced in October for 1st April -31st March financial year).  Once accredited, we do not charge accredited courses a fee for periodic reaccreditation.

All fees are non-refundable. Continuing accreditation or eligibility to apply or reapply for accreditation is conditional on payment of the correct accreditation fee and adherence to the Standard Conditions. 

For more information on Accreditation fees and conditions please see ‘Standard Conditions’ (P4.1-4.9) in Programme Accreditation Outcomes, Standards and Procedures 

In you require an invoice, please contact accreditation@associationfornutrition.org to indicate your intention to submit an application for an invoice to be raised.

 
     
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