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Accrediting external trainers


As a national educational charity we are extending our training accross England. However, we are a relatively small charity who cannot provide all this training ourselves. We are therefore looking at training others (who work in a similar field to ourselves) to deliver the training on our behalf.
To this end will be providing training for these people and wish to make sure their own delivery of training is of a consistant standard. We are considering using our name and reputation as the leading charity in our field to accredit these trainers but wonder if there is any other system that would be appropriate. Also could the training itself have some form acreditation? Could we link up with a college to provide a certificate in the topics delivered, or would this be difficult because we will not ultimately be delivering the training ourselves?
One of the final targets for training is teachers and it is important to provide cost effective training that can also show to have CPD value.
Any help gratefully received! Thanks
mary jackson

5 Responses

  1. getting accreditation

    I worked as an accreditation adviser for the RSA Project 2001 which gave advice to not for profit organisations concerning accredited training.

    Accreditation is possible.

    There are a number of possiblilties.

    Most awarding bodies offfer customosed courses, but they can prove expensive.

    Smaller awarding bodies are cheaper and more flexible (NCFE, ASET).

    There is also the option of open college, which is popular within the not for profit sector.

    Email me on [email protected] if you need further information

    Gordon McGuire

  2. Try the Open College Network
    Have you thought of trying the Open College Network.( As a not for profit organistion we have been very successfully and cost effectively accredited a similar trainers of trainers programme.

  3. accrediting training
    Have you tried the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).
    THey can accredit your training and trainers.
    We use them to accredit our How to be a Brain Friendly Trainer course so all the trainers who learn with us have official certification.

    They are very flexible and helpful.
    Stella Collins

  4. Ecternal accreditation
    two options for you

    1) talk to trainerbase ( ) as they have an accreditation process specifically for this purpose
    2) have a look at the TPMA process from the IITT ( or )- this is a low cost accreditation against a national standard that requires no ‘training’

    ps – don’t be put off that the IITT is an IT based organisation – the train the trainer is generic


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