Why is my CPCAB course not accredited by BACP?
CPCAB offers qualifications which are assessed to a national standard. These qualifications are regulated by Ofqual in England, Qualifications Wales in Wales and CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland.
Centres have to be approved by CPCAB in order to run CPCAB qualifications and successful candidates are awarded CPCAB certificates at the end of the course. However, the course itself is owned by the centre and since every course is unique, centres have to individually apply to BACP for course accreditation. This applies no matter who awards the qualification and no matter whether the course is delivered in FE, HE or in a private training centre.
Some CPCAB centres have chosen to apply for BACP course accreditation, others have not seen the need since candidates with CPCAB qualifications can join BACP, apply for individual accreditation and join professional body registers once they have completed the necessary practice hours. However, it is possible that the introduction of the BACP Register may prompt other centres to apply for course accreditation since this offers a more direct route on to the BACP register.