Endorsement proves your training has met strict criteria, undergone a rigorous evaluation process by a panel of experts, giving it added value to both employers and potential students.
Endorsement is currently available for a range of different types of provider – discover more about which endorsement options could be most relevant to your business.
Alternatively, see our set of frequently asked questions for further information
This section is for training providers and employers wishing to submit training for endorsement. However, those who have multiple pieces of training should consider the training or employer licence, where there is no limit to the training submitted for endorsement during the lifetime of the licence. Use the Cat 1C form for either an individual course or for a full Training Provider Licence.
A course is a programme of learning that is led by one or more tutors and lasts more than six hours in total. Courses are made up of individual sessions, typically following a fixed schedule or scheme of work. Many courses combine a range of learning formats such as practical sessions and lectures.
Participants will be expected to engage in a variety of activities, the exact nature of which will depend on the subject, the course, and the particular trainer. A course will have some form of assessment.
Individual course: £300 + VAT for one year.
To apply for a category 1C submission, please fill out the following:
You will need the following information to complete your application:
A workshop is a learning opportunity lasting between 4-6 hours that may include practical and theory elements as well as problem solving, but will not include assessment.
£200 + VAT for one year.
To apply for a category 2 submission, please fill out the following:
If your training doesn’t fall under the criteria for category 1c and 2 it will be category 3. Category 3 is for anything that contributes to CPD e.g. short workshops, seminars, conventions, conferences, online exams, self taught programmes, reading and journals.
£175 + VAT for one year.
To apply for a category 3 submission, please fill out the following:
We understand that employers have different needs when training and upskilling their workforce, and that sometimes the only way for employers to successfully meet this need is to run their own inhouse training.
In order to help both employers and their employees get recognition for their participation in their own quality assured, well-delivered training and development programme, we have developed a two year employer training licence. This licence allows employers to develop and deliver multiple courses, which are recognised as endorsed training for CPD, without having to submit each individual course for evaluation each time.
Cost savings - this is no need to out-source training, it can be done on the employer's premises. This can represent a significant reduction in the time spent away from the working day.
Flexibility - courses can be delivered at any time and date, to suit the needs of both employers and employees. Training can comfortably be arranged into the busy working week. Courses can be run over several weeks, or timed to coincide with specific activities or events.
Content - this can be accurately matched to employers' training needs and objectives and provides complete control over the delivery process, style and facilitiators used.
Planned workforce development - when skills gaps are identified, training can be scheduled and delivered to address these specific skills needs.
Improved retention rates - employees can gain a real sense of their employer's commitment to training while effective staff development can improve performance and motivation.
Quality control - employers can be assured that the training their employees receive is effective and fit for purpose. Post course assessments will also ensure the training is meeting objectives and help in improving any future courses.
£1100 + VAT for two years.
To apply for an employer training licence please fill in the following: