Accreditation for learning providers

Accreditation provides a number of key benefits for learning providers. It is a valuable marketing tool for recruitment and is a key factor for prospective students when selecting courses. The scheme provides added value for learning providers by recognising a range of programmes, modules and continuing professional development activities at all levels. The scheme has been designed to provide flexibility for learning providers and includes opportunities at learning institutions of all types.

Application process

All academic and vocational programmes relating to library, information and knowledge management will have to demonstrate their relationship to the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) in order to be accredited. Be sure to look at the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base, which is central to the accreditation process.

All successful programmes and modules will be accredited for five years.

Find out more about applying for accreditation in the Accreditation for Learning Providers handbook. 

Then contact the Member Services Department at CILIP for an initial discussion and to receive advice and tools to help clarify if specific programmes and/or modules are likely to be accredited.