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Step by Step Guide to Accreditation

The IFA accreditation scheme is to ensure that course providers applying to become accredited are suitable candidates to be entered onto the register of IFA course providers.

Step 1 - Purchase the IFA Syllabus or Teaching Manual you wish to teach from

All potential new course providers are required to purchase the syllabus or teaching manual they wish to teach and voluntarily adhere to all guidance outlined therein.

Step 2 - Have a Registered IFA Tutor

Those who teach an IFA course must be registered as an IFA member and tutor at the correct grade and show they are capable of delivering a course based on the IFA guidelines. IFA tutors are employed directly by the school owner but may in some circumstances be the school owner themselves. Someone other than an IFA teacher who has specialist expertise may teach parts of the course for example A&P, Chemistry, Botany and Business Studies as per the IFA syllabus recommendations. The IFA hold a list of already qualified IFA teachers if required. Click here to download the teacher application form


Step 3 - Complete Registration Form

Once you have decided which course you would like to teach you can download the School Registration Form and submit the relevant course notes alongside your application form.

Step 4 - Reviewed by Accreditation Panel

The Accreditation Panel will review all paperwork and give feedback within 21 days.

Step 5 - School Inspection

All course providers’ must be willing to submit their school venue or premises to inspection and will receive a report on areas of strength and weakness's to improve on.

Step 6 - Payment

Once accepted, an invoice will be sent to the school; once payment is received the school can open as an IFA School and will be listed as an IFA Course Provider. 


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