CMALT Internal Accreditation Pilot gets underway

Last month we issued a call for volunteers to join a Working Group to lead a pilot of in-house accreditation of ALT’s CMALT scheme. 

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. 

In order to take part, we asked that volunteers should:

  • Represent an ALT Member Organisation that provides Higher Education in the UK;
  • Have at least 3 existing CMALT Holders within your organisation;
  • Have demand for min. 5-10 new CMALT Holders in 2023;
  • Attend a monthly online meeting for a 9 month period, starting in February 2023, and provide input to the pilot scheme. 

We are particularly interested in working with volunteers who have previous experience of internally accrediting professional recognition schemes within your institution and priority was given to institutions who have existing CMALT cohorts already in place. 

Welcome to our pilot group

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. 

Coming up: Consultation phase

The work of the group is getting underway now and we are delighted to have our Members involvement and input. The work of the group will begin 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.

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.