Examination Board

The Examination Board is the accreditation body of ACAT for individual trainees, trainers and supervisors. The Board also monitors and audits national standards of marking. The Exam Board has the same membership as the Training Committee. It meets three times per year usually in February, June and October.  Please scroll down the page for the dates of forthcoming Exam Board meetings and accreditation submission deadlines.

The Composition
Chair of Exam Board
Chair of Training Committee
Vice-chair of Training Committee
Vice-chair for Supervisor Training 
Vice-chair for APL
Chair of ACAT
Liaison Moderator
ACAT Projects and Liaison Officer
UKCP/HIPC Representative
Trainee Representative
Equality and Diversity Committee Representative
Board of Trustees Representative
Course Representatives (Course Directors)
ACAT CPD Auditor
UKCP Re-accreditation Assessor
Organiser of the annual Trainer and Supervisor Event

Quorum
The Exam Board shall be deemed quorate when a minimum of 4 officers in filled posts and a minimum of 6 course representatives are present.

Meetings
The Exam Board meets three times per year in order to ‘accredit’ those who are put forward.  The closing date for accreditation submissions is usually three weeks prior to the meeting.  The meeting dates and submission deadlines are noted on the ACAT website.

Role

  • The Exam Board works closely with the Training Committee in maintaining the national framework of ACAT accredited courses and monitoring standards of training
  • The Exam Board Chair is responsible for all membership queries including renewals and lapsed categories
  • The Exam Board Chair is a member of the Council of Management

Tasks of Exam Board Chair

  • Receive and examine applications for accreditation in advance of each Exam Board
  • Liaise with Course Directors regarding any accreditation queries
  • Bring unresolved queries about accreditation/training to the Exam Board for discussion
  • Work closely with ACAT Administration regarding queries or potentially difficult areas
  • Work closely with the Chair of Training Committee and the Council of Management
  • Monitor and manage procedures for membership of ACAT and the re-joining process
  • Liaise with CPD Auditor and Re-accreditation Assessor regarding auditing queries
  • Work closely with the ACAT Ethics Committee
  • Report to ACAT’s Council of Management and Board of Trustees

 

ACAT Exam Board Meetings and Accreditation Submission Deadlines

Friday, 21st February 2020 - submission deadline 31st January 2020

Friday, 5th June 2020 - submission deadline 15th May 2020.  ACAT will move to paperless accreditation for the ACAT Exam Board in June 2020 for all forms of training. This will serve as a pilot for a permanent accreditation system.

Friday, 16th October 2020 - submission deadline 25th September 2020

 

Updated May 2020

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CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT - CANCELLED
CPD Event: CAT as a Tool for Leadership - offered by Catalyse - POSTPONED
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Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Maria Cross

ACAT Administrator:Alison Marfell

ACAT Financial Administrator:Louise Barter

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm

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