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

To apply for AfN Accreditation, please follow the instructions detailed below and ensure completed documentation is received by the deadline date.

All applications are reviewed by Independent Assessors and the Accreditation Committee, which meets three times a year to consider degree programme applications submitted. This process takes a minimum of six months for reaccreditation applications, and can take up to 12 months for new programmes applying for initial accreditation.

Deadline for next submissions

The deadline for submission for applications (new and re-accreditation) to be considered at the next meeting of the Accreditation Committee is 1 October 2018, by which date all the required documentation (including application fee payment- applicable to new programmes only) must have been received at the AfN.

Any incomplete applications, or applications received after this date, will not be considered until the next round of submissions (deadline 1 February 2019).

Application Forms and Documents

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.

Accreditation Fees 
New programmes applying for AfN initial accreditation: £1,750 assessment fee

AfN accredited programmes:

Annual accreditation fee: £1,250 payable annually (invoiced in October)

Please contact to indicate your intention to submit an application and for an invoice to be raised.

Re-accreditation Applications

Re-accreditation submissions should be submitted a minimum of six months prior to re-accreditation date.

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


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