The accreditation process

Accreditation is granted for up to 6 years subject to any requirements which may arise as a result of the accreditation review. Each educational provider of a Council-prescribed qualification programme is required to undergo an ongoing accreditation review thereafter.

The accreditation process is based on the principles of openness and transparency to all parties. The accreditation review process is intended to be collegial and constructive and to respect the autonomy of the educational institution.

The accreditation review of providers of the BMLSc degree programme includes a site visit. Each accreditation review is undertaken by a Council-appointed team which includes practising medical laboratory scientists.

The Council monitors’ implementation of any recommended changes after the provider of the prescribed qualification programme is approved for accreditation status.

Ongoing monitoring of education providers of all accredited qualification programmes is managed through each provider submitting an annual report to the Council and regular review of the course content of the qualification programme.