Monitoring requirements for International Surgical Education Centre Accreditation

It is a requirement that the organisers of any College Accredited or Approved Course comply with the College’s monitoring processes. The College’s processes are two-fold:

1) Course Participant Feedback

It is a requirement that participants of Approved or Accredited courses evaluate their educational experiences shortly after the conclusion of the course via the College’s online evaluation platform SCOPE. The College will provide detailed guidance and a link to the online evaluation form which will include both general and course-specific questions.

2) Course Faculty Feedback

The Course Tutor and/or members of the course faculty will be required to provide a report to the Royal College of Surgeons Quality Assurance Department at the end of each year of the Approval period. The report should detail how the course has run over the previous 12 months and should critique the Learning Outcomes; Learning Materials; Teaching and Learning methods; Facilities and Resources; and Assessment methods. The report should also detail any planned changes to the course such as changes to the programme, content, learning outcomes, faculty, location, or duration of the course.

The feedback received will be reviewed by the College’s Quality Assurance Committee on an annual basis. It will also feed into any re-Approval or Accreditation application at the conclusion of the Approval or Accreditation term.

A report including the participant feedback will be provided to the course organising centre to assist the quality management and enhancement of the course.

Monitoring Fees

To cover the costs of the online monitoring processes, the College will charge a nominal fee at the end of each year of the Accreditation or Approval. Details of the monitoring fee can be found on the Accreditation Portal at