The Applicant's Responsibilities

Refer to the comprehensive Criteria and Guidelines documents, and all other reference documents you are advised to read and comply with, whilst completing your application

Applicants must meet all Accreditation Criteria

  • Ensure that you have demonstrated and evidenced how you meet all Accreditation Criteria

Applicants must provide their application within the minimum quality standards set out in order to be awarded Accreditation or Re-accreditation

  • Only application forms and associated supporting forms and documentation which meets the minimum standards in terms of quality (correct forms used, signed and dated within timescales, sufficiently and correctly filled in to the standard of examples, instructions followed) as set out in the Guidelines will be accepted into the Accreditation process

How to present your application form

  • On receipt at the office, your application pack is scanned, because its entire passage through the Accreditation process is managed electronically. Therefore please provide your application pack as a continuous document of A4 pages, preferably single-sided. When compiling your application pack, please ensure that you:
  • Do not put documents in plastic wallets or separate folders
  • Do not use dividers / separators / tabs
  • Do not use stick on tabs, labels, or post-it notes
  • Do not staple documents (other than your cheque to your front page, for security)
  • Do not use paper clips, acco-clips, etc.

Instead

  • Please label your documents on the top right corner of the page, and cross-reference within your application form, as instructed
  • If necessary hand write any brief notes on the relevant page itself
  • Identify any double-sided pages or sections of your application pack with a post-it note or similar

Please submit a FULL application form including all pages even if left blank.

Application packs that do not meet the minimum quality standards will be returned to the applicant as ‘inadmissible' and will require the applicant to re-submit

  • If the application is returned as inadmissible by Administration or Triage, we will refund the application fee. When re-applying, the applicant must pay the full fee again

Where the applicant fails to provide additional information requested by an ALO or Accreditor, within 6 weeks, the application will be considered 'withdrawn - applicant failed to respond'

  • If the application is withdrawn because the applicant failed to respond, no refund is applicable. When re-applying, the applicant must pay the full fee again

Where the applicant has not met all Accreditation Criteria, or where the applicant has provided insufficient evidence of meeting all Accreditation Criteria, or where the application pack is of insufficient quality for Accreditors to validate that all Accreditation Criteria have been met, Accreditors will negotiate withdrawal of the application

  • If the application is withdrawn by negotiation with 1st Accreditor, we will decide on the fee payable for the processing done depending on individual circumstances. The remainder of the application fee will be refunded with the returned application. When re-applying, the applicant must pay the full fee again

  • If the application is withdrawn by negotiation with 2nd Accreditor or ALO, we will decide on the fee payable for the processing done depending on individual circumstances, but it will be at least £40. The remainder of the application fee will be refunded with the returned application. When re-applying, the applicant must pay the full fee again

If you have any queries about Accreditation, please contact the Accreditation Liaison Officers by e-mailing: accreditation@babcp.com