Seek approval if you're an AEI

How to get approval to deliver a new education programme if you've been granted approved education institution (AEI) status

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Please note that we have appointed The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as our new education quality assurance service provider. Their contract is scheduled to start on 1 September 2024. We are in the process of planning transition arrangements between our outgoing provider, Mott MacDonald, and the QAA and will update these webpages in due course. Read more here

The following information is from our QA framework which came into effect on 1 September 2018. 

We also publish a QA handbook with our external QA delivery partner, Mott MacDonald, which sets out the detail of our processes and the evidence that you (and your practice learning partners) will need to provide to demonstrate that you meet our standards.

Any subsequent programmes proposals you make to us will pass straight to gateway 3 of our approval process.

Submit your programme request

When you think your programme is ready for approval, you should submit a request on the QA Link.

Once you have submitted your request, and this has been approved by Mott MacDonald, you will be notified that Gateway 3 has opened and you can submit your evidence.

After your approval visit or desktop review, Mott MacDonald will write a report to let us know if they recommend that our standards have been met or not.

We’ll then conduct our internal QA checks and will inform you of this outcome in writing within 20 working days of receiving their report.