Accrediting and auditing bodies
We are pleased to have been received external approval and endorsement from a number of partners and organisations.
We are pleased to have received accreditation, approval and endorsement from a number of external education and international assessors and accreditation bodies.
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 from the AECC University College link on the QAA Website.
We have undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received our final report, which is available in full over at the QAA Website.
We have received the following judgements from QAA:
• The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
• The enhancement of student learning opportunities is commended.
(As a result of the recent grant of TDAP the review did not focus on the other judgement areas)
We have developed an action plan to respond to the recommendations and affirmations, and to explain how we will capitalise on the identified good practice.
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.
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.
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.
The MSc in Medical Ultrasound is currently undergoing periodic (six-yearly) review and there will be an internal review panel and re-accreditation visit from CASE in February 2018. We anticipate that the outcome will be known by May 2018. This means that the course structure and content are subject to change. We will publish the revised version of the specification as soon as it is approved, and highlight the key changes. If you are holding an offer from us we will also write to you to let you know the details of the changes.
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 University College and Bournemouth University, delivers optional courses in the programme that are endorsed by REPs.
Bournemouth’s Anglo-European College of Chiropractic have successfully been awarded Silver Status in the results of the first government Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF has rated 295 institutions and the College welcomes the publication of the rankings which detail the Gold, Silver or Bronze status of many educational institutions across the country.
The AECC’s Silver Award will be valid for the next three years and adds to the growing momentum of the College’s further recent success with their bestowed Taught Degree Awarding Powers and University College status.