Sportscotland institute of sport becomes an approved partner of The BASES Accreditation Partnership Scheme

16th June 2021

BASES is delighted to announce that sportscotland institute of sport has recently become an approved partner of our Accreditation Partnership Scheme. They join the English Institute of Sport and Leicester City FC as approved partner organisations.

This scheme enables key employers and deployers in the sport and exercise science sector to help raise standards of practice, support sport and exercise scientists to develop in their careers and support employers to safeguard their employees and clients. Successfully approved organisations employing sport and/or exercise science staff can support their employees to apply for BASES Accreditation via a ‘streamlined’ direct application route.  The streamlined accreditation route involves the development and submission of a condensed accreditation application portfolio containing a supervisor report written by an Accredited BASES member or BASES Fellow of that partner organisation.

Dr Malcolm Fairweather, Head of Performance Solutions, sportscotland institute of sport stated:

‘We are really pleased and excited to be recognised by BASES as an approved partner within their Accreditation Partnership Scheme. Over many years a number of our sport and exercise science disciplines have engaged in BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation (HPSA) and as a result of this programme we have a number of HPSA qualified staff and several HPSA assessors. This means our HPSA staff can supervise BASES accreditation applications in house and due to similarity across competencies areas and CPD we can link closely to our Performance and Development Review processes. We can also take advantage of external supervision and quality assurance plus, BASES CPD programme and other member initiatives. The new streamlined BASES Accreditation scheme provides a clear pathway for our development of practitioners that can lead onto HPSA qualification and Chartered Scientist eligibility. We hope that BASES Accreditation Partnership scheme continually expands and develops and that the number of sport governing bodies who require practitioners to be quality assured through BASES accreditation/BASES HPSA continues to grow.’

Dr Sarah Gilchrist FBASES, Chair of the BASES Accreditation Advisory Group said:

‘Following their successful application and approval, we are very happy to welcome sportscotland institute of sport onto the BASES Accreditation Partnership Scheme. We are looking forward to working more closely with them as they support their practitioners to achieve BASES accredited status, thus ensuring the highest standards of quality assured and impactful practice.’

Organisations wishing to become a partner in this scheme are required to fulfil the requirements outlined in the partnership agreement document, which can be found here and to complete an application form to provide evidence of meeting the requirements.

For further information please contact Suzanne Watson, BASES Professional Development and Partnership Manager, email:


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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