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 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.

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.





Anglo-European College of Chiropractic