MRS recognition for the quality of third party professional development programmes
The MRS Accreditation approach is flexible, recognising a wide range of third party provision. Developed in conjunction with employers, MRS accreditation is an essential business development tool.
To complement the MRS Professional Development Framework and Benchmark Standards, MRS has developed an MRS Accreditation approach which accredits employers’ professional development programmes, giving employers external recognition of the quality of their professional development content and delivery, specifically identifying areas which meet the MRS competency standards.
Unilever Qualitative Accreditation Programme is based on a consistent set of
formal standards, by which qualitative practitioners are assessed, to determine
if they meet/exceed Unilever’s required competency standards. The
approach is a way of achieving a “gold standard” for qualitative practitioner
The Unilever programme is robust and detailed, and ensures qualitative researchers who successfully complete the programme have the
required knowledge, skills and attitudes to be an effective qualitative
researcher meeting a significant proportion of the MRS Professional Development Framework relevant to qualitative research. Thus ensuring that research conducted on behalf of
Unilever is ethically robust, meets Unilever’s
requirements and adheres
to the relevant rules e.g. as set out within the MRS Code of Conduct and
other relevant standards.