The Financial Services Skills Council and The Training Foundation team up to launch Recognised Trainer Scheme

The Financial Services Skills Council and The Training Foundation team up to launch Recognised Trainer Scheme

The new FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme is designed to recognise the capabilities of individual trainers. This recognition will be personal and will attach to the individual, not the employer.

The new FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme, which launches today, is the latest in a suite of 5 accreditation initiatives from the Financial Services Skills Council.

To qualify for recognition the applicant must demonstrate that they are a competent trainer. This means that:

• The individual concerned must be able to demonstrate that they have a minimum of two years experience as a trainer.

• The individual concerned must achieve a training qualification that is FSSC recognised and rated by a Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) recognised awarding body as offering Level 3 equivalence, or above, against the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

• Where applicants do not hold a training qualification that meets the criteria described above, they will be required to achieve the necessary standard in a delivery skill assessment carried out by an Assessor from The Training Foundation.

• Additional evidence must be provided to show that they meet a number of standards developed by the FSSC.

Recognition will give individuals the right to display a specially devised FSSC recognition award on their premises and in literature and other forms of publication.

Adrian Snook is Deputy CEO of The Training Foundation. He commented: "It is great to see the financial services sector leading the way with this innovative scheme."

He continued: "We are delighted to have been contracted by the FSSC to provide a programme of one-day delivery skills assessment events operated under the auspices of the FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme. The Training Foundation has been working in partnership with the FSSC since the early spring of 2005. In providing advice and assistance we have drawn on our  extensive experience of training skills development and assessment."