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New Recognition for Finance Trainers


Trainers working in financial services can now apply for recognition by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC).

The FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme is aimed at both independent and in-house financial trainers. It is evidence-based and trainers who apply for recognition must prove that they meet an industry standard developed by the FSSC.

To meet the standard, trainers must have a FSSC-recognised level 3 (or above) training qualification. Those who don't have such a qualification must undergo an assessment of their training delivery skills to be provided by an assessor from the Training Foundation.

Independent trainers who achieve the award will be listed on the FSSC website and will be able to use an FSSC Recognition logo on their professional materials. Recognition will normally last for three years before a new audit is required, although within the three-year period a re-licence will need to be applied for annually.

FSSC Standards & Accreditation Director, Lucy Courtenay said: “There are many trainers doing great work in the financial services industry, but without the proof that enables them to differentiate themselves. The FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme is a great boost to hard-working and capable trainers who want to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for their skills. It’s also a useful indicator for users of training services who want to ensure that they are buying in trainers of the right quality.”

Adrian Snook, Operations Director for The Training Foundation, said: “All of the recently licensed sector skills councils are seeking to improve the quality of training provision in their sectors and many of these are now recognising that the development and recognition of training skills is the key.  It is great to see the financial services sector leading the way with this innovative scheme.”

More information about accreditation is available at


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