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Training Qualifications


I would like to undertake some form of recognised qualification for IT Trainers. Has anyone any suggestions? It does not necessarily have to be the 'Federation', but anything that could be considered to be 'bankable' for future employment opportunities, both with the present and future employers.
Steve Porter

4 Responses

  1. Couple of suggestions
    This depends where you want to take yourself. If you want to stay in IT then you might want to look at the Institute of IT Trainers. If you want to look broader, then the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development may be of use. I went down the route of City & Guilds 7307 (Further and adult Education Teachers Certificate) which applies to teaching and training contexts and have found it invaluable – if only because it can be applied in both work and education settings, so broadening my potential client base.

    Hope this helps.

  2. TrainingZONE advice pages can help

    Have you seen TrainingZONE’s advice pages? There are several which should be of interest, including one on how to become a trainer and one on how to become a Microsoft Certified trainer. Both can be read at or accessed via the Toolkit pages on the Navigation Bar.


    Stephanie Phillips
    Editor, TrainingZONE

  3. Trainer Qualifications
    I agree with David – the CIPD qualifications are excellent. A number of my trainers have been through both CIPD and the Institute of IT training’s qualifications. Sadly the feedback about the IT trainers Institute qualification wasn’t great and it was considered to be very out of date. However, the CIPD qualification has been very well received and the benefits have been enormous. If you are an IT trainer you might want to consider qualifications like OCT, CLI, MCT or MOUS AI depending on the type of training you deliver.

    If you are interested in the CIPD qualifications there are a number of routes in including professional assessment and flexible learning.

  4. Have you considered CTT?
    You might want to consider CTT. It is an internationally recognised qualification for trainers (recognised by – among others – Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Informix, CompTIA, Adobe, Corel, IBM, Netscape etc). CTT is for both technical and applications trainers. It is also industry neutral and is used in a range of industries including engineering, education, management development etc.

    It is administered in the UK by Corporate Learning


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