CREST Accreditation - The process

CREST Accreditation - The process

This article is suitable for those who know they would like to have their resource/activity accredited, and want to know more about the process involved.

If you want to know more about what accreditation is, have a look at this article.


How does the CREST accreditation process work?

  • Decide which award level you think your resource/activity is suited to here.
  • We will provide the accreditation application form and can answer any questions about filling this out.
  • Let us know when you have completed the form. We aim to have all forms reviewed within a month (but expect a much faster turn around).
  • If you are successful in having your resource/activity accredited we will provide our logo, guidelines on its use, and the terms of the accreditation.
  • Going forward - we will touch base yearly to ensure your activity is still suited to CREST and that you have up to date information, logos etc.


What are the benefits of CREST Accreditation?

  • A framework and project management tool for STEM schemes/activities
  • Enhanced credibility for the scheme/activity, from the positive brand reputation of CREST among teachers and educators.
  • Inclusion of a link to the resource/activity on the CREST partner resource page, accessible from the CREST resource library.

  • Enhanced reputation for collaboration and a ‘joined-up’ offer for schools among stakeholders 
  • More opportunities for young people participating in scheme/activity to access regional, national & international events and prizes 

  • Progression opportunities for young people participating in the scheme/activity to take their interest in STEM further using the higher levels of the CREST framework 
  • Increased impact for the resource, including reach and benefits for those who take part. 
  • Access to the CREST logo, opportunity to use the logo to market your resource/activity as CREST accredited 

Ready to start the accreditation process? Email crest@britishscienceassociation.org or submit a request on the Help Centre.

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