The College of Radiographers works in partnership with clinical and academic departments, external organisations and individuals to ensure that programmes of education and training related to the clinical imaging and oncology radiographic workforce, maintain, and continue to develop the highest standards of clinical imaging and oncology practice and conduct.
Wherever possible, the College’s approval and accreditation framework works within existing internal approval and quality assurance arrangements of education institutions and clinical departments. It also aims to work collaboratively with external bodies to provide a streamlined and integrated process.
Through the approval and accreditation framework the College:
To follow government guidance on restrictions during the months of Covid-19, we are making small changes to the way we can assess programmes for College of Radiographers’ approval. Covid-19 will have an impact on the number and availability of assessors.
If you have applied for re-approval of a programme
You may apply for an extension to your approval period. Submit via email a request on letterhead paper addressed to the Chair, Approval & Accreditation Board, and this will be reviewed at the next Approval and Accreditation Board meeting.
New programmes, new education providers or permanent significant changes to the programme
If you are planning to start delivery, or implement significant changes in September 2020, then you will need to proceed with the approval process:
Additional practice placement
If you need to change your numbers at a placement site, or request approval for use of a new placement provider for your programme, then please apply as normal.
We will need:
Short courses or individual modules not leading to an award may apply for approval; these approvals will be undertaken using the course documentation. The assessor can email/telephone the education provider if they have any questions. Please ensure that you give accurate contact details for those not working from their normal place of work.
Approvals of post-registration programmes will be undertaken utilising the programme documentation and the assessor can email/telephone the education provider if they have any questions. Please ensure that you give accurate contact details for those not working from their normal place of work.
To apply for approval of a programme you run please complete the application form here. All approvals must be ratified by the Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) and College Board of Trustees. Please see the AAB page for details of the dates these boards convene.
Details of approval fees can be found here.
A list of approved pre-registration programmes can be found here.
The College of Radiographers can approve UK and international education programmes which lead to undergraduate or post graduate qualifications and/or credits. These include:
Short courses are designed to provide opportunities for individuals to update their knowledge and skills and may also assess or confirm competence. The document, College of Radiographers Short Course Approval, contains further information and about the short course approval process and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
The College of Radiographers is a member of the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE). You can find further information about ultrasound education and accreditation here.and also a flowchart in the document download box toward the bottom of this webpage.
CPD endorsement can be provided for study days, tutorials, education events and e-learning materials. Applications for endorsement should be made via CPD Now. Further details are provided here.