Before you apply
All programmes submitted for accreditation must meet the criteria for the accreditation of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in Wales which are set by the Welsh Government. However, before submitting an application, partnerships may wish to submit a statement of intent form to the ITE Accreditation Board.
All programmes must receive university approval before they are submitted.
The proforma for the submission of ITE programmes must be completed for each programme being submitted for accreditation.
When to apply
Partnerships should ensure any new programmes of ITE are submitted at least 18 months prior to the programme’s anticipated start date using the necessary proforma. Eg. programmes starting in September 2022 must be submitted to us by March 2021.
The accreditation process
The following outlines our internal process for accrediting ITE programmes.
Making changes to your programme
If a partnership wishes to make significant changes to an accredited programme it must notify us in writing. This should be done using the proforma major change to a programme of ITE proforma .
Find out more about making major changes to a programme .
Partnerships submitting a programme for accreditation, or that have accredited programmes which require a review or monitoring visit must pay the appropriate fee to us.
Read our accreditation fee policy .