Accreditation - Work based learning - University of Derby



Making your in-company programmes accredited qualifications

Accreditation results in your in-company training programmes being recognised as university-level qualifications.

Key features

  • Turn your existing in-house programme into a university-standard qualification.
  • Learners gain academic credits which can be put towards higher-level qualification such as degrees.
  • More employees take part - they see the programme as of greater value.
  • Includes a Supporting Work Based Learning programme for people who teach on your in-house programme.

The accreditation process

The process usually takes around 12 weeks and broadly follows this structure:

  • Stage one, initial discussions
    We gather information about your current training activities and work out the academic level of the programme. We also ask for a brief background of your company so we can understanf your business and develop a strong partnership.
  • Stage two, formal documents are prepared
    We work with you to develop three important documents that clearly set out how the programme and partnership will work.
  • Stage three, implementation and quality assurance
    Once the programme is up and running, we'll keep in touch and carry out monitoring activities, helping you ensure quality standards remain high.

For example

We helped Croda through the accreditation process, read the Croda success story.