Accrediting and auditing bodies

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP)

We are delighted that the College has now achieved its own degree-awarding powers and will admit students to awards of this institution from September 2017. The full report from the TDAP process is available on from the AECC link on the QAA Website.

QAA - Quality Assurance Agency

We have undergone an annual monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (May 2016) and have received its final report, which is available in full from the AECC link on the QAA website

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic are  making acceptable progress in implementing the action plan from the Institutional Review.

The last institutional review took place in 2012. The report from that visit is also available on the QAA website. Our next QAA review will be in March 2017.

QAA Quality mark


GCC - General Chiropractic Council

Appointed by Parliament, the GCC is responsible for the regulation and development of the chiropractic profession and has recognised the MChiro (Hons) programme beginning in September 2015 for a period of five years without condition. This was approved by the Privy Council in September 2015. View the Recognition Report on the GCC Website.

ECCE - European Council on Chiropractic Education

An autonomous organisation established by the chiropractic profession in Europe, responsible for accrediting and re-accrediting institutions providing undergraduate chiropractic education and training. The AECC was re-accredited by the ECCE in 2016 for a period of five years. See the Evaluation report on the ECCE Website.

Accreditation by both the GCC and the ECCE means that our students are qualified to apply for registration with the GCC, have the ability to work across European countries and are eligible in most accredited areas worldwide.

 Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE)

The MSc Ultrasound and MSc Medical Ultrasound programmes are accredited by CASE. CASE's philosophy is to promote best ultrasound practice through accreditation of those training programmes that develop safe and competent practitioners. This should be delivered at postgraduate level. The majority of its activities relate to supporting those institutions that offer, or wish to offer courses leading to the award of Masters, Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Medical or Clinical Ultrasound.

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

 REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK ensuring that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed national occupational standards.

Bournemouth University’s Clinical Exercise Science programme, run in partnership  by the AECC and Bournemouth University, is endorsed by REPs.





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