» Advisory Services

Further to the commercial courses UKAS offers, we also have experience of assisting overseas countries wishing to set up and develop a national accreditation service, and overseas and international bodies wanting to learn more about accreditation procedures, international standards and assessment skills.

Eligibility Criteria

When considering advisory services requests, UKAS must ensure that it does not breach the impartiality requirements within ISO/IEC 17011; as such requests for in-house or bespoke training are to be considered on an individual basis.

UKAS cannot deliver in-house or bespoke training to:

  • An accredited organisation or an organisation who is intending to seek accreditation in the future as this could be considered consultancy under the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011. 
  • An organisation requesting company specific training towards the development and implementation of systems for accreditation, nor can UKAS give specific advice for the development of an organisation’s operations.

Unaccredited organisations should be aware that if UKAS delivers their requested in-house or bespoke training they may be unable to apply for accreditation in the future.

Submitting a Request

Requests for advisory services should be sent to training@ukas.com and as a minimum the following information must be provided:

1. Type of training required
2. Reason training is required
3. Timeframe for delivery of training*
4. Number of delegates requiring training
5. Preferred location of training

* Please note that the training team will require 3-6 months’ notice to deliver an advisory services request.

How much will it cost?

Advisory services work will be charged at the daily rate used for Pre and Initial Assessments (see Standard Terms of Business for current rates). Quotations for advisory services work will include the following:


Man-days required to prepare bespoke training courses and material


Man-days required to deliver training


Man-days required for trainer(s) to travel to and from the training venue


Travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses will be charged at cost