Apply to become a Trainer
Please read the supporting notes below before completing this form. You will need to complete a separate application form for each individual who wishes to provide Approved Training. This is because most of the details which you need to give on this form relate to each individual, not to your organisation as a whole.
CECOPS does not itself carry out training on the Code of Practice, but is the body responsible for granting Approved Trainer status to those who meet certain criteria; overseeing the quality of the training; and providing the training programmes to be used by Approved Trainers.
Approved Trainers can be identified from the CECOPS on-line register, and they will also be issued with signed certificates and can display the Approved Trainer certification mark on their website and training material. An entry on the register of Approved Trainers is a valuable marketing source, but trainers can of course use other means to promote their own training courses.
Approved Trainer status always applies to an individual, not an organisation as a whole. An organisation wishing to market itself as supplying Approved Training on the Code of Practice will need to ensure that each individual trainer who intends to train on the Code of Practice achieves Approved Trainer status.
All Approved Trainers are listed on CECOPS’ website, showing organisation name, individual trainer names, course topics offered, and contact information. Approved Trainers will be contacted directly by those wishing to be trained, and it is your own organisation’s responsibility to arrange dates and venues.
Once training has been carried out, Approved Trainers should send to CECOPS details of those trained, the Approved Trainer’s name, course topic, and date of training. Forms will be supplied to facilitate this. CECOPS will issue a signed certificate to each individual trained by an Approved Trainer, and this will be evidence of appropriate training for Accreditation purposes. Note that individual training will last for 3 years, with a refresher course required every 3 years.
Costs of becoming an Approved Trainer
To become an Approved Trainer it will be necessary to attend an initial induction course, and also a refresher course every 3 years; the fees for these are shown below.
CECOPS will require payment of an annual licence fee for each individual Approved Trainer. This fee includes the right to use the official CECOPS training programmes. Royalties of 10% will also be payable quarterly, based on the training fees charged in the same period, or the CECOPS recommended training rates if greater.
Table of costs for Approved Trainers:
|Annual Licence Fee||Initial Training||Refresher Training|
Recommended costs for training
CECOPS has set recommended costs for training, but Approved Trainers are entitled to set their own prices. However, royalties payable to CECOPS will be calculated based on the recommended rate, if this is higher than the rate charged to delegates. The rates below are the current recommended rates per individual:
£125 = per module
Table of minimum royalties payable to CECOPS (per individual trained)
|Recommended Training Rate||10% minimum royalty per individual|
These rates apply where Approved Trainers charge for training at the recommended rates, or lower. Where a greater amount is charged, royalties are payable at 10% of the actual amount charged.
Note. Where in-house NHS or Local Authority staff become Approved Trainers and train in-house personnel, the royalties shown in the above table are required to be paid to CECOPS for copyright and licensing reasons. Where you intend to deliver training other than by a standard training “session”, e.g. webinar, you will need to contact CECOPS in advance as separate licence arrangements, fees and royalties may apply.
CECOPS may carry out random quality assurance checks, and will also deal with any complaints relating to the training received.
CECOPS operate under a licence agreement from the copyright holder (Community Equipment Solutions Ltd) for specific uses of the Code of Practice; this includes:
(3) Approved Trainer scheme.
Other uses of the Code of Practice are beyond the scope of CECOPS’ licensing agreement. Organisations wishing to consider other uses of the Code of Practice are advised to deal directly with the copyright owner. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Please note any unauthorised act in relation to the uses of the Code of Practice could result in criminal prosecution or civil claims for damages.