In 2019 the Council of the ECTE decided to discontinue the production of the ECTE Manual and to replace it with a series of documents corresponding to specific topics. The entire collection of these documents related to quality assurance standards, guidelines and procedures related to ECTE membership and evaluation services can be found at http://ecte.eu/qa/.
The main procedural guidelines are found in the document Criteria and Procedures for ECTE Accreditation. The official accreditation standards are instead found in the document Standards and Guidelines for ECTE Accreditation.
There are, however, various specific issues related to accreditation that need specific guidelines. This section features supplemental guidelines that schools should refer to in their accreditation processes.
- Guidelines for Programme Design and Using ECTS
- Guidelines for Internal Quality Assurance Policies
- Guidelines for Dual and Joint Accreditation
- Guidelines for Information Packages
- Guidelines for Special Access
- Guidelines for the Diploma Supplement
- Guidelines for Recognition of Formal, non-Formal and Informal Learning
- Guidelines in Distinguishing Research and Practice Oriented Programmes
- Guidelines for Distance and Online Education (including information on extension centres and satellite campuses)
- Guidelines for Producing Self-evaluation Reports
- Guidelines for Site Visits (including visitation procedures, guidelines for peer experts/VET panel members, procedures for online site visits, guidance on Review Reports and Review Report Worksheets).
These Supplemental Guidelines for QA were produced and approved by the ECTE Council in 2020, and are valid for all ECTE accreditation post-December 2019. These guidelines are to be read conjunction with the Standards and Guidelines and the Criteria and Procedures for ECTE Accreditation.