Computer Science Degree Accreditation in the UK: A Post-Shadbolt Review Update

Crick, Tom, Davenport, James, Irons, Alastair, Hanna, Paul and Prickett, Tom (2020) Computer Science Degree Accreditation in the UK: A Post-Shadbolt Review Update. In: Proceedings, 4th Conference on Computing Education Practice (CEP 2020): January 9th 2020, Durham, UK. ACM international conference proceedings series . ACM, New York, p. 6. ISBN 9781450377294

CEP2020_accreditation_paper17_submitted.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (417kB) | Preview
Official URL:


The assurance of quality through degree accreditation by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) is very much a feature of higher education in the UK. In this dynamic and emerging UK educational, economic and policy environment, there still remains a need for accreditation regimes to evolve in order to maximise the value they provide to higher education institutions, as well as to industry and society as a whole.

The Shadbolt Review, an independent review of computer science degree accreditation and graduate employability conducted in 2016, focused on the purpose and role of degree accreditation, how the system can support the skills requirements of employers, and how the system can improve graduate employability. This paper provides an update in the context of one professional body -- BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT -- of what has happened in response to the recommendations of the Shadbolt Review, focusing on ongoing enhancement projects, as well as commentary and recommendations for future activities and initiatives.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accreditation, computer science education, curricula design
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics