Departmental accreditation now covers five areas:
Since all departments that are of sufficient quality for accreditation will be actively involved in training, echo quality, TTE and training accreditations are prerequisites for the other accreditations.
Departmental accreditation incorporates the BSE Echo Quality Framework (EQF). Although echo quality and departmental accreditation are separate, accredited departments are expected to demonstrate ongoing participation in echo quality accreditation and achieve a minimum of amber in all areas.
There is a fixed fee of £500 whether you apply for one or more areas of departmental accreditation. This fee is payable at both five and ten year accreditation.
Departments who wish to pursue echo quality accreditation only have to pay a fixed fee of £250.
Please complete the eligibility check to start the departmental or echo quality accreditation process. This doesn't
commit you to applying and you won't need to pay
anything at this stage.
Echo Quality accreditationFind out more about the Echo Quality Framework (EQF)