Explore documents in English and Welsh that explain the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme.

Understanding Archive Service Accreditation

This document is an introductory guide to Archive Service Accreditation and will help archive services in the early stages of planning their application.

Getting started with Archive Service Accreditation (PDF, 0.42 MB)

Dechrau Arni – Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau (PDF, 0.59 MB)

Meeting the Standard

The documents in this section will help you understand Archive Service Accreditation and what is expected from an archive service in meeting the requirements of the standard.

Archive Service Accreditation standard (PDF, 0.46 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Y Safon (PDF, 0.45 MB)

Archive Service Accreditation guidance (PDF, 1.62 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Canllawiau (PDF, 1.73 MB)

Archive Service Accreditation: Scalability (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau:Graddfeydd (PDF, 0.38 MB)

Meeting the eligibility criteria

The documents in this section will help you understand whether an archive service is eligible to apply for Archive Service Accreditation.

Eligibility guidance (PDF, 0.93 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Meini Prawf Cymhwyster (PDF, 0.96 MB)

Application forms

When making an application for accreditation, archive services should use the online application system.

The documents in this section are for reference only.

Archive Service Accreditation application form (for reference only) (PDF, 0.91 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Ffurflen gais (PDF, 0.86 MB)

Application form for review of Archive Service Accreditation (for reference only) (PDF, 0.30 MB)

Ffurflen Gais Adolygu’r Gwasanaeth Archifau Achrededig (PDF, 0.34 MB)

Withdrawal of Archive Service Accreditation

The following document explains the circumstances in which accredited status may be withdrawn.

Statement of withdrawal of Archive Service Accreditation (PDF, 0.18 MB)

Datganiad ar Dynnu Statws Achrededig yn Ôl (PDF, 0.28 MB)

Archive Service Accreditation e-learning

This e-learning course is for anyone working with archive collections who wishes to find out about Archive Service Accreditation. It provides a general introduction to the scheme and will help participants take the first steps towards making an application.

Sign up for the Archive Service Accreditation e-learning

Scalability Calculator

The scalability calculator is a straightforward method to help an archive service assess where it sits on the scalability scale. The scale can be found in Guidance on Scalability.

Guide to using the scalability calculator

Understanding the terminology and the relationship to other standards

The following documents explain some of the terms used in Archive Service Accreditation and the relationship of Archive Service Accreditation to other standards.

Archive Service Accreditation glossary (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Geira Archrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Cross reference tables (XLS, 0.06 MB)

Guidance note: How does Place of Deposit Administration interact with Archive Service Accreditation (PDF, 0.3 MB)

Guide: Working with Archive Service Accreditation to help develop and demonstrate compliance with Data Protection Legislation

How to define an archive

For more information on what an archive is, read What are archives? (PDF, 0.15 MB).