CMALT Internal Accreditation Pilot: consultation phase

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The work of the group is underway and we are delighted to have our Members involvement and input. The work of the group has begun with a consultation phase, from March to late May 2023. During the phase our aim is to map out the progress, identify questions and concerns and collect your input and experiences of similar schemes. Most of the work will take place online at your own pace, via shared documents and surveys.

  • 22 March 2023: the Initial consultation meeting of the group provided an overview and introduction to the process, followed by a group discussion around key areas of the pilot;
  • 20 April 2023: the second meeting focuses on mapping out & identifying risks relating to three areas: the initial accreditation phase (incl. fee levels and peer support), the internal assessment process (incl. access to support and resources and use of critical friends), and the ongoing quality assurance process for instittuions, how to keep up to date and external examinations. 

The first open meeting of the group will take place as part of the ALT Assembly meeting on 18 May 2023, at which all Members are welcome to participate and contribute. Once the group has produced the first outline of the pilot scheme, we will be seeking your feedback and input. In the meantime, we will publish regularly progress updates. 

About the pilot

Our overall aim for the pilot is to enable Member Organisations to accredit CMALT internally and help meet the increasing demand across the sector for professional recognition via Associate CMALT and CMALT pathways. 

We had a very strong response to the call for volunteers, and we are proud to welcome the following institutions who are taking part in the pilot: The University of Edinburgh, Cardiff University, Kaplan International Pathways, Ulster University, Bloomsbury Learning Exchange, Arden University, University of Arts London (UAL), University of Southampton, The University of Oxford, Durham University, Imperial College London, University of Leeds and King's College London.

If this initial pilot is successful we hope to open up participation to all ALT Member Organisations in 2024.